those of us who were educated during
movements, this bit of information
might be a new revelation.
According to the Logic of English
website there is a significant literary
crisis in American today. Forty-nine
percent of American adults cannot
read proficiently. Logic of English has
created products that help parents and
teachers combat this crisis more efficiently. Logic of English uses multi-sensory methods to teach phonemic
awareness, systematic phonics, vocabulary development, fluency, spell-ing,;handwriting;and;reading;compre-hension. They do not merely focus on
students of all ages and learning styles.
Logic of English provides a variety of
products that help take the mystery out
of literary instruction.
The Schoolhouse Crew Review recently had a chance to review a variety
of Logic of English materials.
The Essentials: Logic of English
Complete Set is designed for students
ages 7-adult. Essentials uses a holistic
approach to language. Over the course
to the seventy-four basic phonograms
and thirty spelling rules. These lessons
completely cover reading instruction,
spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and
The Essentials program has a whole
list of tools available to assist the teach-er/parent. Reviewers were supplied
with:;Essentials;Teacher’s;Manual,;Es-sentials;Student;Workbook(s);in;Cur-sive or Manuscript, Spelling Journal,
Cards, Advanced Phonogram Flash
Phonogram & Spelling Rule Quick
Logic of English has also created a
handwriting curriculum. The Rhythm
of Handwriting Complete Set is available in manuscript or cursive. It can
be used with Essentials or as a stand-alone writing curriculum. Rhythm of
Handwriting also uses a multi-sensory approach that benefits all types
of learners. This program teaches motion mastery and reinforces phonemic
The recommended age range for
Rhythm of Handwriting is 4-Adult.
Along with a Student Workbook (in
either manuscriptor cursive), other
resources are available to assist in
handwriting instruction. These include the Rhythm of Handwriting
Quick Reference, Student White-board;and;Tactile;Cards.
For early learners, Logic of English has developed Foundations. This
multi-sensory curriculum is intended
Level A starts at the very beginning.
In forty-eight lessons, Foundations,
read and write lowercase a-z. Level A
also focuses on extensive phonemic
awareness through fun games and activities. Reviewers for Foundations,
Level A were provided with a Teacher’s
An ABC Book of Sounds.
Foundations, Level B is for students
who have learned all of the a-z phonograms and can read short vowel words.
learn to read and write uppercase let-ters,;become;familiar;with;letter;names
and begin to read and comprehend
sentences. Foundations, Level B also
includes a Teacher’s Manual and Student Workbook.
Foundations, Level C is for students
who have completed and mastered
Level B. This level teaches twenty-seven
multi-letter phonograms and fourteen
spelling rules. The child further develops the skills he or she has developed in
and Student Workbook.
In addition, a variety of reusable
resources were also available for review. They included: Student White-board,;Basic;Phonogram;Flash;Cards,
Phonogram Game Cards, Rhythm of
manuscript). These reusable resources
are used throughout the Foundations
Educational apps have become part an
integral of a Homeschoolers tool chest.
The Phonics with Phonograms App
seventy-four phonograms needed
to read and spell 98% of the English
words. All ages (adults included) are
invited to play along. This app can be
used with the Logic of English materials or other Orton-Gillingham based
The Doodling Dragons App (
available for IOS and Android) helps chil-dren;learn;their;ABCs.;The;app;uses;the
Weiss. Students are able to interact and
play while learning.
To see how each family used the resources they received, click the link
Heroes and Heroines of the Past:
Golden Prairie Press
American History Curriculum
According to Golden Prairie Press:
Members of the Schoolhouse Review
Crew were given the opportunity to
review the complete history curricu-
lum,;Heroes and Heroines of the Past:
American History Curriculum,;written
by Amy Puetz.
Heroes and Heroines of the Past:
American History Curriculum is a