Interior page from the Foundations A Teacher's Manual providing explicit, systematic instruction for each language arts skill incorporated into a single book

A Manual With Simple Steps and Easy-To-Follow Systematic Instruction!

Teach the foundational skills of reading with no prior preparation or training required! These open-and-go manuals with scripted lessons support you and your students regardless of your teaching experience.

Using the Foundations Teacher's Manuals

All the instructions for the Student Workbooks and Readers are conveniently located within each scripted lesson.

Progression between Foundations A and Foundations D Teacher's Manual expanding the expected depth of knowledge

Engaging and Thoughtfully Created Lessons

Each lesson clearly states what the teacher's role is, what is expected from the student and the progress students are expected to make. Lessons grow in complexity as students progress from Level A through Level D.

Foundations assessments found in the physical or digital teacher's manual perfectly correlated with the student workbook


After every fifth lesson, there is an assessment that can help you determine the skills students have mastered and which skills will need reteaching or further practice. Review ideas are conveniently provided for the different skills being measured.

A cluster of tips from inside the Foundations teacher's manuals including teacher tips, challenges, song suggestions and more

Teacher's Tips

You will find a wealth of tips that will answer your questions, provide creative ideas to extend instruction and support advanced and struggling students. Speech tips, ideas for multimodal learning, challenge activities, additional book ideas and more!

Explicit, systematic instruction for both cursive and manuscript handwriting styles conveniently located within the same scripted lessons.

Cursive and Manuscript Instructions

Foundations A and B Teacher's Manuals include instructions for both cursive and manuscript handwriting, so you can choose the handwriting style that is best for your students.

Foundations Online Supplement video instruction

Supplemental Video Instruction

An excellent choice when prepping for substitutes, teaching unfamiliar content or giving the teacher a few minutes of downtime! Plan ahead with comprehensive planning guides!

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Correlation between the Common Core Standards and the Foundations lessons in which they're taught

Standards taught throughout Foundations aligned with the Common Core Standards for kindergarten, first grade and second grade.

Standards Taught in Foundations

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Teacher’s Manuals Included in Sets

Logic of English Foundations Set includes printed components and correlates with optional online supplements!

Foundations Teacher’s Manuals are included in the sets for all four volumes - along with the student workbooks, select flashcards, quick references, game pieces, decodable readers and more! Save 10% when you purchase a set!

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This Manual Offers Flexibility for the Teacher and the Student

Foundations Teacher's Manuals allow you to set the pace according to the student's age or attention span. They offer teachers the flexibility to deliver the lesson in a day or a week.

Pacing Recommendations
Phonogram practice videos

Enhance Your Teaching With Literacy Content Based on the Science of Reading

With spelling analysis and phonogram practice videos, game samples and progress monitoring checklists, LOE provides parents and teachers a variety of resources that align with what we know about how the brain learns to read.

Foundations Phonogram Practice

Every lesson is simple to teach, fun to learn and easy to follow when accompanied by a Foundations Student Workbook!

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