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Research Supporting the Phonics Dance!
Research has demonstrated that a strong understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds is
fundamental in learning to read.

The Phonics Dance is a research based / brain-based literacy program designed for primary students in
grades K through 2. The actual Phonics Dance is Step One of the Six Steps to literacy used in my classroom. It
introduces the children to community learning by using movement, chants, and rhymes to become familiar
with the variant sounds that are part of our language.

An Analysis of the Phonics Dance in a Semi-Rural Midwestern Elementary School
-by Amy Mullins Ph.D.  Assistant Professor of Education Bluffton University
B.A., Morehead State University, 1993; M.Ed., Ohio State University, 1997
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