Essentials helps students build on the skills they know while expanding their knowledge of how English works!
Multi-Level Reading, Spelling, Grammar & Vocabulary
Whether you are an experienced teacher or a new homeschool parent, Essentials provides you with explicit, systematic instruction that incorporates the five strands of reading plus handwriting, spelling, and grammar.
Teachers have the option to teach students of different skill levels at the same time.
Each Essentials unit includes a wide variety of multi-modality activities designed for students to develop mastery of core concepts. Over three hundred optional review activities are provided to differentiate instruction and meet the pacing needs of individual students.
Essentials contains three levels to help teachers differentiate instruction based on students' needs and knowledge. Each unit includes core instruction about systematic phonics, advanced phonemic awareness, spelling rules, and grammar. Students then apply the skills to their level of spelling and vocabulary.
Level A begins with one-syllable words such as map, dog, hat, fast, pink. Level B begins with one- and two-syllable words such as grand, drab, mitten, pumpkin, canyon. Level C includes instruction in Latin and Greek roots and begins with words such as contest, contract, abstract, consistent, and insistent.
Which level should your student start with?Essentials Placement Test
With options of pre-recorded instructions, printed books, interactive games, and downloadable PDFs, we help you to deliver lessons in the classroom, online, at home, or hybrid and to transition between settings with ease!
Perfect for instruction at home and in the classroom! Essentials Sets contain everything you need to teach reading, writing, spelling, and grammar!
Flexible, accessible, and printable! Essentials PDF Sets contain all the materials of the printed curriculum in PDF!
An online course where we teach and you facilitate! These courses provide instructional videos and digital interactive practice that can be used in any learning environment.
Combine two of the three or use all three to deliver unique instructions tailored to your students' needs! Move between print, PDF, and online as your students complete Essentials.
Essentials Units are divided into five parts. Instructors can teach one part per day or divide it over several days.
Part one focuses on phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, and spelling rules. Students learn the essential concepts that will help them understand the relationship between letters and sounds.
In part two, students learn to apply the knowledge they acquired in part one and analyze how words are spelled.
Part three focuses on grammar rules and teaches parts of speech. All words, phrases, and sentences used are controlled by the phonograms that have been introduced.
In part four, students expand their vocabulary by learning to add affixes and looking at morphemes within words.
Part five checks understanding so you know what skills your students are mastering and which skills need more review and practice.
By the end of Essentials, students will be confident readers, writers, and spellers!