It’s helpful to keep your Basic Phonogram Flash Cards sorted into three categories: not introduced, learning, and mastered. That way, you can easily find the phonograms you want students to practice. Since the phonograms are the most foundational building block of English words and should be practiced frequently, these are the cards that are most important to keep organized and handy.
It is helpful to keep Phonogram Game Cards organized in the same three categories. That way, you can easily grab the phonograms you need when it's time to play a game. For students who are learning to write, it may be helpful to organize your Tactile Cards the same way as well.
Update your categories as you go. Whenever you introduce a new phonogram, move that card from not introduced to learning. Periodically ask for students' input on which phonograms they are ready to move from learning to mastered. At least once a week, include mastered phonograms in your game or drill as well to help keep them fresh.
Other sets of flash cards, like the Spelling Rule Flash Cards, Grammar Flash Cards, or Advanced Phonogram Flash Cards, may also be helpful to keep organized as introduced and not introduced.
However, since these concepts do not need to be drilled regularly to the point of mastery and are not used as often as the Basic Phonogram cards and Game Cards, it is not crucial to organize them this way. Some people prefer to keep them in alphabetical or numerical order and pull out specific cards as they need them for a lesson or review.
The flash cards may easily be organized using rubber bands, plastic zip bags, index card packets, or plastic containers. Some people like to use craft bags or boxes. Those with multiple sets for students at different points in the curriculum sometimes add a small stripe on the back of each card with a colored marker, using a different color for each student's set.
You can see what others have come up with by searching Pinterest and other websites for tips for organizing Logic of English materials. You can also find one homeschool mom's ideas on our blog: Using and Organizing LOE Flash Cards
The ways to organize the Logic of English flash cards are endless, but it's essential to find one that works for you to save you time during lessons and to prevent frustration over the number of cards. Be sure to spend some time organizing your materials so that your lessons are fun and engaging, and so that you always have access to the cards you need to make your lessons successful!