A Multi-Level Reading, Spelling, Grammar & Vocabulary Program for ages 8-Adult

Essentials offers 3 levels of differentiation

Levels A, B, C

Differentiate instruction for students at various levels!

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Repeat the curriculum a second year at a higher level!

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Challenge students with more advanced words!

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Review concepts that need more practice
by adding in words from a lower level.

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Essentials provides a way for teachers to both engage a whole classroom and differentiate instruction for each student.

The same linguistic concepts explain all English words - easy words, hard words, common words, uncommon words, academic vocabulary. Students of all levels will benefit by learning the phonograms and spelling rules that explain 98% of English words.

Essentials units provide three levels of application because though all words are explained using the same foundational concepts, not all students are at the same reading and spelling levels. To maximize growth, students need to apply these concepts to explain words in their spoken vocabulary and to new academic vocabulary.

Level A

Basic Vocabulary

Level A includes many high-frequency and commonly known words. This level is often used to teach 2nd and 3rd grade and older students who struggle with reading or spelling.

Level A Students
Example Words - hand, three, clean, the, mail, all, woman, perfect, brother, sleep, eat, remember, child, quiet, says, write, love, put, surprise, wash, try, buy, one, two, price, forget, sure, family, careful

Level B

Intermediate Vocabulary

This level is often used in 2nd-4th grade and with older students who are still developing their reading or spelling skills.

Level B Students
Example Words - kitten, weekend, eraser, broken, computer, afternoon, address, weather, visitor, vanish, repair, knock, explain, parent, correct, mountain, chocolate, around, thermometer, package, mystery, imagine, beverage, apologize, carry, impossible, special, science, treasure, original

Level C

Academic Vocabulary

Level C is designed to teach 4th-8th grade students, either as a first introduction to Logic of English for students with strong reading and spelling skills or after completing Essentials Level B. It is also used by high school and adult students who want to learn how English works. This level includes many Latin and Greek roots and helps develop vocabulary skills that enable students to discover the meaning of unknown words in texts.

Level C Students
Example Words - consistent, matinee, squeamish, infrequent, quaint, spectator, characteristic, subterranean, restaurant, incredulous, corrupt, loiter, resent, rhythm, binoculars, plateau, narrative, submerge, sensible, chauffeur, applicant, pedestrian, chronological, conclusion, experimentation, preference, encrypt, perspective, magnificent, illuminate
Determine which level to use with your students and if your students need to begin with the Pre-Units.
Take our Essentials
placement assessment.

Levels and Parts

Leveled instruction and practice is provided in Parts 2, 3, and 4

Differentiated spelling, grammar, and vocabulary instruction allows you to teach beginning, struggling, and advanced students from the same units.

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Challenge Levels
Each unit cycles through the Five Parts.

Discover which skills are included in each part.