What is the Phonics in Motion© method?

Phonics in Motion© (PIM) was made for educators who want more.

You want learning to be fun. You want your little ones to be moving throughout the day. You want learning to be risk-free, and never scary. You want to be empowered to support all of your learners, regardless of skill level. And, you definitely want to have choice in how you teach.

PIM is a multi-sensory teaching method used by educators, districts, and parents alike to teach phonemic awareness, speech, reading and writing.

Phonics in Motion© integrates into authentic experiences enabling you to develop literacy organically throughout the day. PIM can be used as a stand-alone system, or in correlation with the learning systems you might already use.


Modeled Written Language

The Language Calendar™ integrates all of the components of the PIM system. It is 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. It is a format for the teacher or parent to demonstrate how they think as they write.


Letter Formation & Directionality

The Reading & Writing Monster™ is a free-flowing animated character placed on the left of any writing surface. It develops directionality and helps students understand letter formation based on writing towards or away from the character. PIM utilizes stories and activities that integrate the KMPs™ to help students learn through auditory, visual and kinesthetic modalities.


Vowel Sounds & Alternate Spellings

The Vowel House™ is a graphic organizer of the vowel sounds and alternate spellings used in the English language. The Vowel House™ is built in the first grade with the children as they develop their analytic skills and is displayed and expanded throughout the primary grades. The Vowel House™ incorporates the KMPs™ to reinforce the phonemic foundation for the vowels.


Kinesthetic Motions for the Phonemes

The development of phonemic awareness is critical to the long-term learning and mastery of reading and writing. There are approximately 41 phonemes in the English language. 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 elementary.