The Grammar Flash Cards have gone through several updates over the years to reflect new concepts we have added to the curriculum, as well as to provide greater clarity on certain concepts.
Edition History: Grammar Flash Cards
Edition 1: Published in 2011. 83 cards.
Edition 2: Published in 2013. 83 cards. Updated format and minor wording updates..
Edition 3: Published in 2018. 86 cards. This was a major update and revision; we added and updated many cards in order to include new concepts taught in Essentials 16-22 and 23-30 and improve the clarity and accuracy of some previously taught grammar concepts.
- Fifteen cards are new.
- Twelve existing cards had significant content updates. A number of other cards had small updates or numbering changes.
- Some concepts that are not a focus in Essentials lessons have been removed from the set.
The 3rd Edition of the Grammar Flash Cards may be used with any Logic of English curriculum. See notes below if using older Essentials printings.
The 1st and 2nd Editions of the Grammar Flash Cards may be used with any edition of Foundations D and with older (pre-2018) printings of Essentials. We do not recommend using these cards with current Essentials books (the 1-7, 8-15, 16-22, and 23-30 Teacher's Guides). However, guidance for those who would like to use the older set of flash cards with newer books can be found below.
For those using current Essentials books (2018 or later):
We recommend updating to current Grammar Flash Cards if you have an older set of these cards, so that you have complete and compatible content. Many concepts now taught in Essentials are not included in the 1st and 2nd Editions of the Grammar Flash Cards. However, for those who prefer to continue using an older set, an update PDF is available here: Grammar Flash Cards 3rd Edition update cards
For those using older Essentials books:
Essentials Teacher's Guide, 2nd Edition, Volume 1 (2015): If using the newer Grammar Flash Cards with this Teacher's Guide, note that you will encounter occasional wording updates and discrepancies in card numbering. However, most of the changes are in cards used in Lessons 16-30 and do not affect grammar instruction in this volume. The 1st and 2nd Editions of the Grammar Flash Cards are fully compatible with this teacher's guide.
Essentials Teacher's Manual, 1st Edition (2012): If you are using newer Grammar Flash Cards, the card numbering will sometimes differ from the number listed in the Essentials 1st Edition Teacher's Manual, so you will want to verify that you have the right card for the concept you are teaching. In a few places there will be clarified wording; we recommend using the wording on the new cards if you have them. A few cards from the old set are no longer included, because they are not as useful and are no longer taught in Essentials; when introducing one of these concepts from the older edition, write the rule on the board. (You will find the text of each rule in the Teacher's Manual.) The 1st and 2nd Editions of the Grammar Flash Cards are fully compatible with this teacher's guide.
Card Numbering table of changes: Grammar Flash Cards, Edition 3 changes from Edition 2
Free Update PDF: Grammar Flash Cards 3rd Edition update cards
Learn more about the change on our Blog: Updated LOE Grammar Flash Cards!