Dancing Bears is a 1:1 phonics programme that requires the intervention too be used daily for 10 – 15mins.
It is a synthetic phonics programme which uses direct instructional teaching methods.
Dancing Bears A starts with oral blending exercises. Flaschcards are used to teach instantaneous / automatic recognition of phoneme-grapheme correspondences.
Pupils are taught to scan left to right by use of a cursor. Sight words are introduced via cloze sentences once the pupil has good basic decoding.
There are timed readings to develop fluency.
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