Logical & Systematic Phonics

Logical and systematic phonics—an excellent way to give students a solid foundation in spelling, writing, and reading.

Spell to Write and Read and Logic of English are curriculums that use logical and systematic phonics.

Spell to Write and Read


Benefits of Spell to Write and Read . . .

  • Uses the time-proven method of logical and systematic phonics.
  • Gives students a strong foundation in spelling, writing, and reading.
  • Offers the choice of either cursive or manuscript handwriting.
  • Can be used as a complete language arts program for the younger grades.
  • Offers a wealth of information about logical and systematic phonics and language arts.

Materials I use to make Spell to Write and Read work for my children:


  • Spell to Write and Read Teacher’s Manual
  • Spell to Write and Read Wise Guide for Spelling (detailed lists of spelling words)
  • Spell to Write and Read Primary Learning Log (for grades K-2)
  • (Not pictured) Spell to Write and Read Black Learning Log (for grades 3 and up)
  • Spell to Write and Read Phonogram cards and Spelling Rules
  • Cursive First by Elizabeth Fitzgerald 
  • Mead Primary Composition Notebook for Grades K-2
  • Ticonderoga #2 pencil and six-inch ruler
  • Back Home Industry SWR Sandpaper Letters 
Sandpaper Letters

The following DVD’s are helpful in understanding and teaching the Spell to Write and Read Program:

Hidden Secrets to Language Success


You Can Do It!


Spell to Write and Read recommends starting with cursive because it is more natural for beginners and it helps to eliminate dyslexia.

Cursive First curriculum:


My kindergarten-age son was adopted from Haiti in August of 2016. He had little experience with holding a pencil and he was completely new to the English language.

For the 2016/2017 school year I used Spell to Write and Read’s step-by-step process of logical and systematic phonics and Cursive First.

After nine months at a steady pace—working about 20 minutes a day—my son was able to correctly say and write the phonetic letter sounds of the alphabet as well as connect letters into words.

My son’s spelling list, spring of 2017:

Spell to Write and Read, List A

Logic of English


Spell to Write and Read provides a wealth of information and is very cost effective, but it can be a little overwhelming in the initial phase of learning how to use it.

I recently discovered a newer curriculum, Logic of English, which uses the same time-proven principles as Spell to Write and Read.

Logic of English costs a little more, but offers an easy-to-use format and greater ease of teaching.

Benefits of Logic of English . . .

  • Uses the time-proven method of logical and systematic phonics.
  • Easy-to-use format
  • Engaging materials
  • Includes a handwriting program with the option of cursive or manuscript.
  • Complete language arts curriculum for ages 4-7.
  • Spelling, reading, and grammar for ages 7+.

FREE training in how to use Logic of English:


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