After researching and then asking several colleagues in my school district about this program (which no one knew anything about) I decided to give it a whirl. Well folks, I was sold! I ordered the CD and the first lesson manual. It was right up my alley and my class LOVED it! It is SO engaging, fun, and INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE!
Here is a little explanation on what the Phonics Dance actually is:
"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!"
I think the most exciting thing about this program is that it actually makes learning Phonics understandable for children. It makes sense! Although this program is geared for teachers, it would be a great resource to use at home to supplement your child's learning. I'm thinking SUMMER! (hint hint) :) This program is created for children ages 4-10 (grades Pre-Kindergarten-3rd grade). If you are trying to help your child with reading and decoding words. This is an excellent investment! I would highly recommend buying the CD and book to start.
I also noticed that Virgina Dowd (creator and author) has made a CD for math.
Hmmmm...I might just have to get that one!
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