Currently Open Research Projects
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Research Opportunities in Early Reading
We are now inviting preschool and kindergarten teachers and their schools to join us as we assess various aspects of this mnemonic and multisensory approach to learning the alphabet and phonemic awareness, etc., in order to compare the Zoo-phonics Mnemonic and Multisensory Language Arts Program with other more traditional language arts programs. The evidence is strong that a mnemonic and multisensory approach to early literacy is effective across a wide range of student backgrounds and abilities.
We are now preparing to study and compare these findings with the outcomes of other literacy approaches. This process involves collecting student assessment data from Zoo-phonics classes and from comparable classes using other language arts programs. Teach-hers using the Zoo-phonics Program will be trained and supported (materials included) throughout the study while comparable classes will continue to use the programs that they currently use. E3 Research will provide assessment instruments and collect student data throughout the school year
The data collection process is simple. Data will be collected several times during the school year by E3 Research staff, using assessments specific to the study. The same assessment instruments will be used in all participating schools. Individuals will never be identified and all reporting will be aggregated to protect student and teacher privacy.
About E3 Research
E3 Research is dedicated to the advancement of education through academic research and the support of doctoral students engaged in a wide array of the research studies. E3 Research has been rigorously evaluating the mnemonic/multisensory approach to early literacy through an array of studies using the Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program since 2013. E3 Research has chosen to study the mnemonic/multisensory approach to literacy though the Zoo-phonics Program because of its playful, physical and vervistic nature that meets the needs of children to learn mnemonically, through their senses and movement. This Program aligns with the Common Core Standards and is a fully developed Program for preschool, kindergarten and first grade students, and is strongly supported by current neuroscience.
About the Zoo-phonics Program
The Zoo-phonics® Multisensory Language Arts Program starts children down a playful, fun, physical and rapid path to reading. E3 Research has been researching the Zoo-phonics Program through a variety of studies over the years (in multiple states) in order to determine its efficacy and effectiveness.
Zoo-phonics is the recipient of multiple Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice for the Classroom Awards. The Zoo-phonics Program teaches all aspects of language arts, including the alphabet, print awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, reading accuracy, comprehension, articulation, spelling, grammar, vocabulary development, close reading, and writing, all based on a play-based and physical approach. To teach the alphabet, the foundation of all literacy, Zoo-phonics uses animals drawn in the shapes of the lowercase letters (later, uppercase); alliterative animals names to teach the sounds; and, a gesture or movement, called a Body Signal, to cement sound to shape. These are the mnemonics to establish long term memory. This approach addresses understanding, memory, utilization and transference to all areas of the reading, spelling and writing process.
Zoo-phonics and E3 Research are engaged in ongoing research in order to determine the best approach to teaching early literacy through a variety of broad and specialized studies. In each case, the process involves collecting student assessment data from Zoo-phonics classes in comparison to classes using other language arts programs.
Participating in Research
We are looking for preschool and elementary school research sites:
- Schools and teachers currently using or ready to use Zoo-phonics and comparable classes using other programs and instructional approaches
- Schools with a variety of demographic characteristics
- Schools that may be under-performing
- Schools that are interested in being part of a study that will compare a traditional approach to early reading with a mnemonic and multisensory approach
Participation will give you:
- A unique opportunity to be an important part of national level academic research that can inform educators and really make a difference in the classroom
What is required to participate?
- You and your school will sign an agreement and Letter of Informed Consent and then receive detailed instructions and support.
- E3 Research staff will collect student assessment data from both Zoo-phonics and comparison schools several times throughout the school year.
NOTE: No individuals or schools are identified and only aggregated results will be published.
Are you interested in participating? Incentives apply! Please contact us today!