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ERIC Number: ED450338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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NewPhonics: An Early Literacy Program for Kindergarten. [Videotape].
Birnbaum, Ricki Korey
This 15-minute videotape describes the NewPhonics program, a developmentally appropriate program specifically for kindergarten and pre-first grade that fosters the skills necessary for early literacy learning. The video addresses the two necessary skills that children must possess to experience success in the early stages of literacy learning: specific sound-symbol knowledge; and an understanding of the relationship between oral and written language (phonemic awareness). The NewPhonics program has proven successful for students in diverse environments and who have a variety of learning styles as it explicitly, systematically, and directly teaches the skills and processes needed for successful reading. The NewPhonics program consists of 52 lessons taught at the rate of 2 per week for 15-20 minutes per lesson. The lessons consist of four components: puppet word play, face cards that provide multisensory cues and motor feedback, sound-symbol cheer, and phonemic awareness games. The video includes comments from classroom teachers on the effectiveness of the program. (RS)
Ricki Korey Birnbaum, 27 Park Square Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534 (15-minute video). Tel: 716-264-9895; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
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Language: English
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