Educators and school districts love Phonics in Motion©

Phonics in Motion© is an engaging interactive system that supports the development of literacy. Kids love it. Parents love it. Teachers report that they are able to differentiate with ease as they address the varying needs of the children in their classrooms. Teachers share that PIM is developmentally appropriate and supports learning through visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile experiences. Students get to talk, move and use all their senses.

Phonics in Motion© and State Standards

Phonics in Motion© addresses the Foundational Skills outlined in state standards through the development of concepts of print, sounds, letters and word work. In addition PIM provides a format for meeting State Standards in Speaking and Listening.

Integrating PIM into the teaching of reading and writing supports educators as they address state standards in fun, engaging and authentic experiences.

How Phonics in Motion© helps children at early grade levels


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 should utilize PIM’s KMPs™, the Reading & Writing Monster™ and the Language Calendar™.


Kindergarten students continue to develop phonemic awareness. They become secure in letter-sound correspondence and concepts about print and also engage in daily writing experiences. Kindergarten educators should utilize PIM’s KMPs™, the Reading & Writing Monster™ and the Language Calendar™ to effectively teach and integrate these skills authentically.

First Grade

First Grade students continue to develop phonemic awareness, most especially with exposure to the vowel sounds. They develop security with letter sound correspondence and concepts about print and begin to formalize understanding of the written code. All four components of PIM are integrated–the KMPs™, the Language Calendar™, Reading & Writing Monster™ and the Vowel House™ – to strengthen the skill set of the first grade child.

Second Grade

The second grade students develop a more comprehensive understanding of letters and words as they expand their abilities to read and write. Second grade educators integrate the Language Calendar™ to provide a structure to model the expansion of written language at this level and extend vowel spellings through the Language Calendar™, the Vowel House™ and using KMPs™ for vowels.

Special Education

Children with learning challenges progress on the same continuum of development as delineated on the Pre-K through Grade 2 descriptions in early literacy. Teachers need to determine student’s needs and developmental level.  Teachers choose the appropriate components from the K-2 continuum, as described above.  The Language Calendar™ is a vehicle for integrating all of the components for remediation and can be used at any stage as the child’s learning progresses.


Phonics in Motion is used by many as their sole literacy curriculum for homeschooling through 2nd grade. The online training supports parents in learning the PIM method, and the book is a comprehensive training resource for parents. Language Calendar’s and Vowel Houses are hung up at home and children love interacting with the KMP’s and the Reading and Writing Monster. Homeschool parents are provided with complete scope and sequence and monthly literacy activity plans that are great for at-home use.