We aim to have tremendous accuracy in our curriculum, but we recognize the potential for human error, and occasionally we find mistakes. On this page, we publish corrections to any errors we find that may affect instruction or the clarity of our materials.
Many of the errors listed have already been corrected in subsequent printings but are provided here for those using earlier versions.
If you find an error or just have a question, please feel free to contact us.
Below are corrections to any errors we have found in Foundations that may affect instruction.
Many of the errors listed have already been corrected in later printings, but updates are provided for those using earlier versions.
Foundations A Teacher's Manual, 2nd Edition (2019)
Foundations A Teacher's Manual, 1st Edition (2013)
|64||12||The instructions for Phonogram Slap are partially obscured in some printings. The full sentence reads:
"If desired, add in a second set of cards so students may practice reading both the bookface version and the cursive or manuscript version of each phonogram."
|73-75||15||Cursive only: Teach the "cross" stroke using the Rhythm of Handwriting Cursive Quick Reference or Manuscript Tactile Card. The Cursive Tactile Cards do not have a "cross" stroke card.|
|116||23||Cursive only: Teach the "dip" stroke using the Rhythm of Handwriting Cursive Quick Reference. The Cursive Tactile Cards do not have a "dip" stroke card.|
Materials for Slap It! game: Phonogram Game Card w, not r. 2 Slap cards.
|124-127||25||Teach the phonogram r before Activity 25.1|
|172||33||Teach the "kick" stroke using the Rhythm of Handwriting Cursive Quick Reference or Manuscript Tactile Card before teaching lowercase k.|
Foundations A Manuscript Workbook
|110||32||correct handwriting font: page 110|
|112||33||correct handwriting font: page 112|
|122||35||correct handwriting font: page 122|
|128||G||correct handwriting font: page 128|
|151||H||correct handwriting font: page 151|
Foundations A Cursive/Manuscript Workbook
|113||33||Activity 33.2 Students have not learned the phonogram f yet. Removed "frog." page 113|
|204||G||Activity 33.3 Students have not learned the phonogram f yet. Replaced "fl" with "tw." page 115|
|2||Reader 5||Students have not learned the phonogram x yet. Changed the text of page 2 to: "hats on glad kids." page 2|
Foundations B Teacher's Manual, 1st Edition (2013)
|69||51||Replace spelling word "thank" with "sick."
Replace spelling word "deer" with "feet."
|123||61||Replace spelling word "sick" with "thank."|
|134||63||Replace spelling word "love" with "wave."|
|183||73||The phonogram OU: Logic of English now teaches a fifth sound of this phonogram, /ü/ as in could. It will be included in B Teacher's Manuals starting in 2018. The fifth sound is now included in the Basic Phonogram Flash Cards, the Phonogram and Spelling Rule Quick Reference, and Whistling Whales.|
|184||73||Phonemic Awareness: some of the OU words have more than one possible pronunciation. Either skip these words or provide extra support: hour (silent h), soup (soap), pour (power), flour (floor).|
|206||77||Replace spelling word "feet" with "deer."|
Foundations B Cursive/Manuscript Workbook
|121||63||Activity 63.2 Students have not learned the phonogram ar yet. Changed "car" and "farm" to "but" and "can." page 121|
|139||66||Activity 66.3 Students have now learned the phonogram ar. Changed "but" and "can" to "car" and "farm." page 139|
|194||74||Activity 74.1 Students have not learned the phonograms ew and ey yet. Sentence 1 should be "Dad bought a red bike." Sentence 3 should be "The kids fought to win." page 194|
|202||G||Activity G.2 The handwriting sentence should be "The brown cow lay down on the grass."|
|204||G||Activity G.4 "The cow is black with white spots" should be "The cow is white with black spots." page 204|
|223||79||Activity 79.1 (Cursive only, Edition 2) The EA words should be bold: seat, head, great, clean, eats. page 223|
Foundations B Readers
|4||1||Changed sentence to "Fred has a wish. He has a plan." page 4|
|3||3||Changed sentence to "The boy gets in bed." page 3|
|3||5||Changed sentence to "This hen can make a sock for Jake." page 3|
|5||7||Changed sentence to "Now all three help mix the dough." page 5|
Foundations C Teacher's Manual, 2nd Edition
|87-88||94||Spelling rule section: phonogram ES. Logic of English has recently begun teaching this suffix as a phonogram. If you purchased your Basic Phonogram Flash Cards before ES was added, write the phonogram on a whiteboard or an index card, or download a PDF of the card on our blog.|
|88||94||Spelling rule section includes direction to read the ES page in Knitting Knights. This page is new in the second edition of Knitting Knights. If you have a 1st edition copy, skip this activity or view the new page on our blog.|
Foundations C Teacher's Manual, 1st Edition
|16||83||"Trains" activity: removed "on a bridge." Students have not learned the phonogram "dge" yet. page 16|
|115||D||Review D "What's that Phonogram?" question 3 should read "/g-gw/".|
|147||E||Review E "What's that Phonogram?" question 3 should read "/g-gw/".|
|157||107||Silent Final E Game: Substitute "voice" for "sauce." Students have not learned the phonogram "au" yet.|
|154||106||Activity 106.2: There are seven paragraphs. "How many paragraphs are in this story."
The fifth paragraph "tells about how Fred likes to take a bath." page 154
|160||108||Omit the example "awe" from the Spelling Rule activity. The phonogram AW is taught in Lesson 112.|
|162-163||108||In Reader 6, Dolphins, we moved page 2 to page 9 and shifted pages 3-9 forward by one page. The page numbers mentioned in your Teacher's Manual may be incorrect depending on when your Readers were printed. Check which page the students are reading before asking the questions relevant to that page, or use the following corrected pages if your questions do not match. pages 162-163|
|211||116||Another two-letter phonogram that says long /e/ is "ei" (taught in Lesson 102).|
Foundations C Student Workbook
|7||81||Activity 81.4 Removed a sentence. Students have not learned the phonogram "dge" yet. page 7|
|163||106||The next to last paragaraph in Activity 106.2 says “sticks” but should say “stick." page 163|
Foundations C Readers
|1||6||Updated text. Students do not know the phonogram "dge" yet. page 6|
|5||5||Updated text. Students have not yet learned to decode whole. page 5|
|7||7, 9||Updated text. Students have not yet learned to decode whole. pages 7 and 9|
Foundations D Teacher's Manual
Foundations D Student Workbook
|126-8||D||We have slightly shortened and simplifed the reading passage in Review D, "Blue Whales," and corrected a typo on page 126. The new version of this passage has 217 words. Updated "Blue Whales" passage, pages 126-128. (Update is included in the printed workbooks starting with the 3rd printing, which was in 2017.)|