You will see incredible results…independent research proves it!
Every aspect of the Zoo-phonics® Program has been field-tested and found to be effective.
Educational research repeatedly supports the focus of phonics in early reading programs, as well as the educational benefits of pictorial mnemonics and kinesthetic approaches to learning that are unique to Zoo-phonics®.
Zoo-phonics® agrees heartily and conforms with current research that states that children need an awareness and understanding that “the sounds paired with the letters are one and the same as the sounds of speech.”1 According to Marilyn Jager Adams, “Research shows that the very notion that spoken language is made up of sequences of these little sounds does not come naturally or easily to human beings.” 2 Because Zoo-phonics® uses Animal/Letters and Body Signals, students gain easy access not only to the concepts of the alphabet, but also to the shapes and sounds, and what to do with the alphabet. From this, children have the building blocks to build important, and enormous words!
- Phonemic Awareness in Young Children, by Marilyn Jager Adams, Barbara R. Foorman, Ingvar Lundberg, Terri Beeler, Paul H. Brookes, Publishers, Baltimore, etc., (1998)
Research that speaks for itself…
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- Graphed Results of Kindergartens and First Grades using Zoo-phonics®Westwind Elementary, Phoenix, AZ, Kindergarten using Zoo-phonics®
Julliette Low Elementary, Anaheim, CA, Kindergarten using Zoo-phonics®
Julliette Low Elementary, Anaheim, CA, First Grade using Zoo-phonics®
Robert H. Down Elementary, Pacific Grove, CA, Kindergarten using Zoo-phonics®
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- The Effects of Zoo-phonics® in the Kindergarten Year, by Alexa Stafford Horne, as presented to the Faculty of San Diego State University
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- Tribble Action Research, by Kathleen Tribble, obtained Masters in Education 2002, First Grade Teacher, California
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- Gallagher Action Research, by Carol Gallagher, obtained Masters in Education from George Fox University, 2003
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- Vogt Action Research, by Lori Vogt, Kindergarten Teacher, Arizona
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- Pictorial Mnemonics for Phonics, by Linnea C. Ehri, Nancy D. Deffner and Lee S. Wilce
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- Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Personal Learning Style In Their Own Way, by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
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- An Empirical Assessment of Self-Esteem Enhancement In a High School Challenge Service-Learning Program, by Wang Jainjun, 1998
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- General Research Support, various sources, on subjects including Phonemic Awareness and Phonics, Body Movements and Learning, Teaching Young Toddlers, Meaning and Relevance in Memory, Brain Overload and Stress, Game Format and Memory and Cooperative Learning
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- Zoo-phonics® Scope and Sequence: A scope and sequence of phonemic concepts and syntactic skills, by Zoo-phonics®, Inc.
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- Creating Brain-Efficient Curriculum: An analysis of the changes necessary to create a methodology and curriculum that enhances student achievement in reading, spelling and writing, by Char Wrighton, Co-Author/Developer, Zoo-phonics®, 1995Download (1039kb pdf)
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