- PHASE I IMAGERY
Transform the English alphabet’s abstract “symbols” into meaningful letters.
1 Stimulate Imagination
Teacher Script: “This is the letter “c”. It is a picture of a cat.”
2 Build Memory
Teacher Script: “See the cat catching the mouse.”
3 Make the Abstract Symbol Meaningful
Teacher Script: “The cat is catching the mouse. His mouth is open wide. The Mouse is not inside.”
4 Transform the Letter into a Picture
Teacher Script: “This is a Cat Catching.”
- PHASE II AUDITORY
Elicit correct, short vowel/consonant sound recall and production using the phonemic awareness process.
Teacher Script: “This is a picture of a cat catching. Cat begins with |k|. Say |k|.”
Alliteration begins the phonemic awareness process to:
1 Stimulate Auditory Discrimination and Sound Segmentation
Teacher Script: “This is a cat catching.”
2 Identify Sound Position
Teacher Script: “Cat begins with a |k|.”
3 Elicit Correct Sound Recall and Punctuation
Teacher Script: “Say |k|.”
- PHASE III INTEGRATION
Make sound / symbol correspondence.
Teacher Script: “Tell me the picture.” (Cat Catching). “Tell me the sound.” (|k|)
See > Think > Say
It is here that the picture makes the alphabet phonetic
- PHASE IV SOUND BLENDING / DECODING
1 First with illustrations
2 Then with clue / letter
3 Finally with letters
- PHASE V MOTOR PLAN
Write legibly and automatically.
Research shows legibility requires:
- Counterclockwise circles
- Diagonal lines
- Continuous strokes
Sunform’s Terminology is:
- Developmentally appropriate
The Sunform Progressive Motor Plan c, o, a, d, makes handwriting:
- Legible writing
- Directionally correct letters
- No More Reversals!
- No more letter confusion
- Kids write more!
- Transfers to cursive with ease