Learn to Dance!

An outstanding seminar leader!

Virginia Dowd, educator, consultant and author is known for her dynamic and 

motivating presentations. A recipient of the Martha Holden Jennings Master 

Teacher award in Ohio, Virginia has developed The Phonics Dance!™, a 

phenomenal program that teaches phonics combining fast-paced movement 

with chants and rhymes. Children quickly begin to incorporate this knowledge 

into their reading and writing. Her method integrates well with any style of 

teaching language arts. Virginia’s teaching experience combined with her current 

work in her classroom, keep Virginia in close touch with the realities of teaching 

today’s children.

Benefits of attending a workshop

1.  Reach each and every student in the classroom. This
program needs no modifications. It is multilevel learning at it’s
enabling each one to have success no matter what their
developmental level.
2.  Phonics instruction is easy and FUN.  Children naturally
engage in these motivational activities, building their own
literacy success.
3.  Really use a word wall effectively.  Innovative ideas to
strengthen your classroom instruction.
4.  Strong decoding skills build confidence and fluency.  These
activities will strengthen your students reading  and writing
skills at an amazing rate.
5.  Increase reading accuracy and fluency with the use of
“hunking” and “chunking” activities.  Examples and
demonstrations at the seminar.  
6.  All of this in 5 minutes a day. Work Smarter. not harder.  In a
minimal amount of time, give your students a review of all
consonant, short and long vowels, digraphs and variant vowel
sounds that have been introduced through the program.
7.  Raise their skills beyond their grade level expectations.  
Virginia’s methods introduce and reinforce sounds that take
students beyond their current grade level.
8.   Integrate your teaching.  Outstanding lessons will be
demonstrated using across-the-curriculum strategies, which help
students’ retention and motivation.
9.  Writing, writing, and more writing.  Great daily writing ideas to
get your students started and keep them going.
10.  How to do it all in YOUR classroom.   Outstanding sample
lessons, demonstrations and displays, all classroom tested and
proven successful.