- Essentials Teacher's Guide
- Essentials Student workbook
- Spelling Journal
- Spelling Rule Flash Cards
- Basic Phonogram Flash Cards
- Morpheme Flash Cards
- Advanced Phonogram Flash Cards
- Grammar Flash Cards
- Phonogram Game Tiles and Game Cards
- Quick Reference Guides
The workbooks come in print or cursive. I received a workbook in print. There are also readers available to go with the complete sets. This is a scripted curriculum which means that the teacher must be involved with the student and read the provided script for maximum success. It is also important to follow the prescribed order of this curriculum. That said, I found it very important to take several hours to review all of the material and read all of the teaching tips. This is not a curriculum that you can unwrap and start with your kids instantly. You really need to understand the material first. There is so much rich advice in the Teacher's Guide. Logic of English is based off of Orton-Gillingham and has a very strong phonics approach. It teaches all of the spelling rules which helps the student learn 98% of the words in the English language.
How we used this program ~
After I had a good understanding of how to teach this program, I had my daughter do the placement test that is provided. The placement test is quick and short. My daughter tested into level C for Spelling and Reading. Once I had her properly placed, it was easy to know where to begin with the lessons.
We began with lesson one. Each lesson is labeled with content to be taught to all levels and then the lesson is divided by the level of the child/children being taught. For instance, my daughter tested into level C, so we did all of the lessons that are to be taught to all students and then continued the lesson with the material for level C students. Additionally, the same child could use this book for multiple years. If the child started in level A the first year, they could do level B the 2nd year and so on. There are three levels in this book.
Each lesson is divided into five days and is intended to take about 30 to 45 minutes. The layout of each lesson is the same. Each lesson contains activities in dictation, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. This program has a multi-sensory approach, so each daily lesson has the student hearing the lesson from the teacher, speaking parts of the lesson and writing part of the lesson. There is also lots of opportunity to read.
- Day one ~ Essential concepts and phonograms are taught
- Day two ~ Review of the day before, new teaching of spelling
- Day three ~ Review, Words in Context - Grammar
- Day four ~ Review, Vocabulary day
- Day five ~ Review, Comprehension of the week