PIM has a KMP™ for each phoneme and various word endings, which makes learning more memorable, engaging and fun for both students and teachers Pre-K through second grade.
The RW Monster is an animated character placed on the left of any writing surface. It supports letter formation with language stories for directionality. Kids absolutely love engaging with the monster.
PIM provides a structure for modeling written language daily and features how letters, sounds and words work in the English language for effective communication, as well as developing the concepts of print for early literacy.
The VH is a graphic organizer of vowel sounds and alternate spellings. It incorporates the KMPs to reinforce the phonemic foundations for the vowels.
The use of a concrete marker in Phonemic Awareness development for young children and strugglers is recommended (Blachman, Ball, Black, & Tangel, 1994; Castiglione-Spalten & Ehri, 2003; Clay, 1979; Lindamood & Lindamood, 1998). Each KMP™ in the PIM system is a concrete marker for the phoneme and is available at your fingertips!
Literacy Routines are available for Pre-K through 2nd Grade. Interventionist choose levels appropriate to their needs and developmental levels of their students.
Pre-K students need to hear and identify sounds in the English language. They begin to note letter-sound correspondence as they begin to write and develop concepts of print. Educators and parents utilize PIM's KMPs™, the Reading & Writing Monster™ and the Language Calendar™.
First Grade students continue to develop phonemic awareness, most especially with exposure to the vowel sounds. All components of PIM are integrated–the KMPs™, the Language Calendar™, RW Monster™ , and the VH™ – to strengthen the skill set of the first grade child.