The Secret to Building a Lifelong Love of Learning?

Make sure kids have fun learning to read and write. 

A Comprehensive Approach To Literacy Instruction

We don't just focus on one aspect of literacy development, but rather take a 360-degree approach that engages kids' bodies and minds. Our multisensory lessons include visual, auditory, and kinesthetic components. Our research-based teaching strategy delivers on the latest reading science. We leverage poetry, authentic language, stories, and movement to make learning a memorable and enjoyable adventure for kids. 

Where Do We Start?

At Phonics in Motion, we know that Phonemic Awareness is the foundation which all other literacy skills are built upon. While we're built on science, we know the true power of fun. Our unique motions and multisensory techniques help children become wildly excited about learning. 

We also know that highly effective language instruction is integrated, not siloed. Our four explicit teaching routines enable educators to effectively teach every pillar of early literacy instruction through authentic language that is meaningful to kids. The motions engage kids' bodies and minds and act as a phonemic anchor as they develop skills including phonics, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, handwriting, and comprehension.

animation of literacy pillars

By using our motions, the starting point is always, "What do I hear?" Through our integrated routines, kids learn how letters and sounds are related. 

Designed to Drive Results



PIM offers research-based, explicit, systematic, multisensory teaching routines that develop every pillar of literacy instruction.



With PIM, we focus not on silo'ed skill instruction, but instead on comprehensive integrated language instruction.


PIM marries research-based instruction with a delivery method that truly engages kids minds and bodies while they learn.

The Teaching Approach

We know the power of modeling skills for your kids. Our teaching style enables you to gradually release responsibility. Each routine moves from "I do," to "We do," to "You do." Cognitive work shifts slowly and intentionally from teacher modeling, to joint responsibility between teachers and students, toward independent practice and application by the learner.

With daily modeling of previously taught and upcoming skills, you can support your strugglers and enrich your advanced learners at the same time.

Through every stage, our motions are used to constantly link sounds to print.


Modeling. Repeatedly.
Our explicit routines enable you to model the concepts and skills you're teaching. Our Language Calendar offers a spiraling learning experience that provides continuous modeling.

Shared Practice.
Adults and kids practice concepts and skills together. We want kids to feel supported, safe, and secure. This stage is critical for confidence building.

Guided Practice.
Teachers and parents supervise and support as kids practice. With previous modeling and shared practice, kids feel ready to give it a try.

Independent Practice.
Kids run the show, demonstrating their confidence and competence. Each of our engaging materials and explicit routines has now become a scaffold for kids to rely on.

Interconnected Skill Building


PIM Checks Every Box

Leverages authentic language

Harnesses kid-energy

Unique motions for EVERY phoneme

Builds a critical foundation in Phonemic Awareness

Uses motions as the phonemic anchor to teach all other skills in integrated routines

Develops decoding skills

Scaffolds and spirals

The Four Components of Phonics in Motion

Becoming a PIM teacher means having the tools you need to explicitly teach every component of early literacy, while seamlessly scaffolding and weaving them together.

Wrap that into a delivery strategy that is packed with stories that children giggle over and connect with, and powerful movements and motions that intentionally develop literacy skills and you have a recipe for success.



Kinesthetic Motion for Phonemes

The Kinesthetic Motions for the Phonemes (KMPs) are used to teach speech, articulation, and Phonemic Awareness. The KMPs make learning memorable, engaging, and fun for both students and teachers. Teachers can SEE what learners are hearing! Learning how sounds and letters are related is critical to the long-term learning and mastery of reading and writing.


Reading & Writing Monster

Letter ID, Formation & Directionality

The Reading & Writing Monster is a fun-loving character placed on the left of any writing surface. It teaches letter names, and connects sounds and letters. The Monster's stories make learning to write letters easy they direct learners to stroke towards or away from the monster. The KMP (sound) that goes with each letter is embedded in each monster story.


Language Calendar

Modeled Written Language

The Language Calendar is a structure for modeling written language daily and features how letters, sounds, and words work together in the English language. It's where PIM teachers model how we get our thoughts onto paper. Of course, all of the other components are integrated and pulled into the LC. Teachers use the LC to develop state standards for early literacy. 


Vowel House

Vowel Sounds & Spellings

The Vowel House is your new home for phonics instruction. Vowel sounds organize the order that we teach phonics, using the KMP motions. The characters who live in each window of the VH teach language rules in a fun way as kids learn the primary and alternate spelling patterns in our language. The VH is a graphic organizer that is used in first graders and beyond. It's your go-to tool for teaching spelling! 

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