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How do you teach Zoo-Phonics?

How do you teach Zoo-Phonics?

To teach letters, Zoo-phonics first has children look at the shape of a letter, then listen to the sound of the letter paired with an animal, a hand movement (called a “body signal”), and the name of the letter.

What are the Zoo-Phonics Animals?


  • In kindergarten we use the Zoo-phonics program to introduce each letter of the alphabet.
  • Listed below are the names of each zoo animal friend.
  • Aa — alligator — Allie Alligator.
  • Bb — bear — Bubba Bear.
  • Cc — cat — Catina Cat.
  • Dd — deer — Deedee Deer.
  • Ee — elephant — Ellie Elephant.
  • Is Zoo-Phonics research based?

    The Zoo-phonics curriculum was designed in accordance with research in phonics instruction and aims to help students to develop an awareness of the relationship between letters and their corresponding sounds in speech (Zoo-phonics, n.d.).

    Who created Zoophonics?

    Zoo-phonics was developed during the mid-1980s by award-winning teachers, Charlene Wrighton and Gigi Bradshaw, in answer to the needs of their students.

    How long has zoo-phonics been around?

    Zoo-phonics® is based on Creating BRAIN-EFFICIENT Curriculum The hottest educational issue of the past 10 years has NOT been whole language vs. phonics.

    What are the Jolly Phonics?

    What is Jolly Phonics? Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children. The letter sounds are split into seven groups, as shown in the Letter Sound Order chart below.

    What is zoo phonics curriculum?

    Zoo-phonics® is a method developed to make children strong readers and spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing), “kinesthetic” (moving), and tactile (touching)—whole brain approach.

    How long has zoo phonics been around?

    Who invented the letter zoo?

    It was presented by singer Ralph McTell and actress Nerys Hughes. Each episode is dedicated to a letter of the alphabet.