Welcome to The Phonics Dance!
The Phonics Dance!™ method will help primary
grade teachers to:
*Learn an effective way to incorporate phonics
instruction across the language arts curriculum
*Discover effective ways to develop writing skills of
*Explore ideas for helping children use the classroom
word wall to teach and reinforce Language Arts
*Be able to implement easy to use vocabulary
What is The Phonics Dance?
The Phonics Dance!™ is a quick and easy way for primary grade
educators to teach phonics and increase the reading and writing skills
of each and every student in your classroom. It is multilevel learning at
its best, and can provide success for all students, regardless of their
developmental level. This is a nationally recognized program which is
based on research and meets the standards for the Leave no Child
This Six Step Program offers learning through cost free strategies that
incorporate rhyme, movement and chant. Building on phonemic
awareness, students become confident, successful writers. In the
process they develop strong decoding skills through the use of
“hunking and chunking” to build poise and fluency in reading. Learn
how to use your word wall to teach all your language arts concepts!
Why do we need The Phonics Dance?
-By Author/Creator Virginia Dowd
The Phonics Dance was inspired by my inability to read first graders’ stories.
Decoding their words was almost impossible for me. So I came up with an approach
that would give these six, seven and eight year olds a strategy to sound out words.
As first and second graders dance their way through chants and rhymes they start a
journey through sound, continually looking for “hunks” and “chunks” that are part of
our language. The decoding process is made easy because of the rhyme and
movement in the learning. Children of all developmental ages benefit from daily
reinforcement. The Phonics Dance is a spiral approach to language arts. Initially you
will see huge progress in each child’s writing. As the students in your room learn
how to “hunk” and “chunk” the carry over into Reading will be an easy one. The
Phonics Dance gives young children one more strategy to use in their journey
towards literacy. Dancing all the way of course.
Super phonics ideas. So practical. I can take everything I learned immediately back into the classroom.
Hi! I'm Ginny Dowd, creator of The Phonics Dance.
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