For the most part, the Spelling Journal has remained the same over the different editions, and you can use any edition of the Spelling Journal with any edition of Essentials.
However, as we have updated our curriculum over time, we have also updated all of the products to reflect those changes, and newer Spelling Journals do include several new features and concepts.
Detailed Edition History: Logic of English Spelling Journal
Edition 1: Published in 2011. 63 pages.
Edition 2: Published in 2014. 71 pages. Includes the following new features:
- A section for the schwa sound, /ə/.
- Expanded introduction with tips on how to use a spelling journal, a table of phonograms, and a table of spelling rules.
- Tips that provide guidance on where, or how often, certain spellings of a sound are used.
- The third and fourth printings of this edition (printed in 2016 and 2017) add the second sound of X, /z/, and the fifth sound of OU, /ü/.
Edition 3: Published in 2018. 79 pages. In addition to all features from Edition 2, this edition adds the following: