Logic of English Essentials systematically teaches how written English works, so it is beneficial for anyone age eight to adult who has not been taught this material, who wants to get better at reading or spelling, who wants to gain a more complete understanding of how written English works, or who has completed our Foundations curriculum and is ready to go deeper with the concepts and apply them with a greater focus on spelling mastery.
For students who are reading well, Essentials is an excellent spelling, grammar, vocabulary building, and basic composition program for upper elementary grades (2nd or 3rd through 5th). Middle school students will also benefit from completing Essentials using the Level C spelling words and activities, with their advanced spelling words, advanced phonograms, and hundreds of Greek and Latin roots, if they have not completed Essentials at that level previously. Even high school students reading and spelling at grade level will deepen their understanding of English words by studying Essentials as a linguistics and morphology course.
For students of any age who are struggling with reading or spelling, including adults, Essentials is a powerful, effective remedial program. The lessons are thorough but streamlined in content, with a variety of activities and three levels of application, so that the pacing and style of the program can be adjusted to the age and needs of the student. The games and practice activities are fun but not babyish, in order to engage and respect the intellectual level of older students.
To read ideas for pacing the program, see Scheduling Tips for Essentials 2nd Edition. (If you are using the 1st edition of Essentials, published in 2012, see our older article Sample Schedules for Essentials 1st Edition.)
For an overview of the three levels, view our Essentials Levels page.