Brandie Boyce: The Phonics Dance

The phonics dance consists of chants, dances, and rhyme that help the children look for “hunks” and “chunks” that are part of our language. The decoding process is made easy because of the rhyme and movement in the learning. The Phonics Dance gives young children one more strategy to use in their journey towards literacy.

Created by: Ginny Dowd

Through the first couple months of 1st grade, we learn the Phonics Dance for the letters of the alphabet. When most of us have mastered the letters and sounds, we move on to the “hunks” and chunkcs”. These include:

sh, ch, th, ow, ou, oo(book), oo(boot), ing, all, ar, or, oa, igh(ight), ea, ee, ay, ai(ain), eigh, ir, ur, er, oy, oi, tion, sion, ph, kn, wr, ed, wh, aw, au, augh, ough, ew, ui, ion, ou.

REMEMBER~ once a “hunk” and “chunk” are added to your Phonics Dance Board, they dance those sounds EVERYDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“The Phonics Dance is a spiral approach to language arts. Initially you will see a huge progress in the children’s writing. As the students in your room learn to “hunk” and “chunk” the carry over into reading will be an easy one.”

By: Ginny Dowd