You will need at least two decks of game cards, in two different colors.
- Blue Bookface
- either Green Cursive or Red Manuscript
Here is why you need multiple decks:
1) Many of the phonogram card games involve matching or pairs. You will need contrasting sets for the games to work, just as you need multiple suits in a traditional deck of cards to play many card games.
2) The more important reason has to do with developing fluency. To be fully literate, students must be able to recognize the phonograms automatically both in handwriting and as they see them printed in books. Phonogram card games are a great way to help developing readers and spellers acquire fluency with the phonograms in both font types.
Ordering for Classrooms and Groups
Most card games in Logic of English curriculum are designed to be played in groups of two to four players. One pair of decks is enough for up to four students. If you are teaching Logic of English in a group setting, we recommend ordering a contrasting pair of decks for every four students.
For example, if you have 12 students, order 3 bookface decks and 3 handwriting decks, so that each group of four students can have a pair (three pairs total, for three groups of four students).