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Logic of English Foundations B Review

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We finished up Foundations A with {then} 5 year old Little Sis sometime last year.  I reached out to Logic of English to do another review as we decided to continue our learning to read journey with their reading and spelling program using Foundations B and was able to get our hands on:

  • Level B Teacher's Manual
  • Level B Student Workbook in cursive
  • 8 Level B student readers
I received free materials from Logic of English in exchange for a product review.  All opinions are my own.

Homeschool Curriculum Review


Homeschool Reading Curriculum Review

We still have a bit of Foundations B to finish up before we move on to Foundations C as we begin a new "school year" in a few short weeks.  Due to our busy school schedule and possibly moving through Foundations A a bit too quickly, our progress slowed down a bit getting through Foundations B.  However, that is the beauty in homeschooling-- being able to go at your child's own pace.  Whether that is moving along quickly or stopping and taking a break or two as needed.

The transition from Foundations A to Foundations B was relatively seamless.   The layout of the Teacher's Manual was the same, so bonus that I didn't need to take time to familiarize myself with how it was laid out.  The lessons actually pick up where Foundations A left off and begins with Lesson 40 which is a review of short and long vowel sounds.

Homeschool Reading Curriculum Review

Foundations B consist of 48 lessons {40 lessons teaching new material and 8 review lessons} Four topics make up each lesson:

  • Phonemic Awareness: blending, syllables, learn to rhyme words, broad vowel sounds, etc.
  • Phonogram Spelling Rule: new multi-letter phonograms are taught along with any corresponding spelling rules.  For example in Lesson 43 students are taught about syllables and then taught this specific spelling rule: A, E, O, U usually say their long sounds at the end of a syllable.
  • Handwriting Practice: a quick lesson explaining how to write each letter.  In Foundations B, students learn to write uppercase letters.
  • Spelling List: Each spelling list showcases three words for the student to spell and two optional words that are a little more challenging.  
I appreciate and love the addition of the Student Workbook.  It's full of color and provides plenty of activities such as phonogram and reading games, handwriting practice, and phonemic awareness exercises.  Each lesson has two to three pages of exercises pertaining to what is taught in the lesson; they are short and sweet and hit right at the concept being taught.  There are plenty of games throughout the workbook so that you don't have to go searching the web for them {although, I don't mind doing that for extra practice if needed} like phonogram bingo, high frequency word cards to go along with games from the Teachers Manual, and plenty more!

I believe this curriculum appeals to all types of learners.  There's plenty of games and extra ideas given in the Teacher's Manual for hands-on learners, but the workbook provides a few minutes of seat work for reinforcement without being overwhelming or too boring.  Logic of English Foundations is a great mix of two ways to teach such an important skill!

Homeschool Reading Curriculum Review

The workbook also provides daily reading practice.  By the end of Foundations B your child should be able to read several multi-letter phonograms such as /igh/, /ng/, and /oa/, gain fluency in almost 300 high frequency words, and read and comprehend simple sentences.  Along with the reading practice your child will get from the workbook, Foundations B comes with 8 fun and challenging readers.  The first reader was a charming story of Fred the Frog-- even my two youngest non-readers enjoyed the funny illustrations!

Now with a little background of what makes up Foundations B, I will say we've been very happy with the program.  We have gone at our own pace as Foundations B seemed a bit of a jump for Little Sis;  it was a seamless transition, but it seemed to move from short vowel sounds to long vowel sounds and more complex phonograms quickly.  However as I mentioned earlier I think that is because we went a little fast in Foundations A because Little Sis was so eager to learn cursive!  We've slowed down a bit, but progress is being made and Little Sis is reading!!  Yay!

homeschool reading program

Read more about our experiences with Logic of English Homeschool Curriculum:


Foundations A Review

Essentials Edition 2 Review

Rhythm of Handwriting: Cursive