This paper is a paraphrase of my master's dissertation written as part of my MSc TESOL (TEYL) degree from Aston University, England. The development of Circle Sounds, a phonics to whole-word scaffolding system, resulted from the frustration of attempting to teach phonics and whole-word approaches to literacy concurrently. This paper deals with teaching the sounds of the English language, a compliment to my primary interest of using music in the young learner classroom to teach EFL.
Thain, L.A. (2015). An exploratory study of Japanese children learning Circle Sounds: A Phonics to whole-word scaffolding system. In C.N Giannikas, L. McLaughlin, G. Fanning, & N Deutsch Muller. (Eds.). Children learning English: From research to practice. Reading, UK: Garnet Publishing Ltd.