Judi Logue, Parent (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)
I highly recommend Jennie as a reading tutor. She knows how to quickly fill in gaps in a student’s phonics knowledge and thereby build their skill and confidence. My daughter’s ability to read greatly improved.
Liza B, Parent (Portland, Maine)
THANK YOU for showing me how to be a teacher. You are one of the best I’ve ever known or experienced (and I wouldn’t just give that away!) and you came into my life at a most serendipitous time. I can’t overstate the relief of finding someone who has such thorough knowledge of phonics and the ability to instruct both me and my son so fluently and responsively. It turned what felt like a very discouraging and bewildering situation into an adventure that has been exciting and joyful. I truly cherish it and have immense gratitude to you and for you. Amusingly, one of the more significant measures of his ability to decode is listening to him read from a book about Pokemon characters who have lots of made up names like, “Bulbasaur,” “Charmeleon,” Squirtle,” and “Wartortle” that he is sounding out with ease and accuracy.
Caroline Councell, Parent (British Columbia, Canada)
I truly cannot thank you enough for the amazing resources and information you’ve shared. The program is going so well. We truly look forward to it each day. Thank you so, so much!
Katy McCormac, Literacy Specialist (China, Maine)
Children are excited to write and have progressed greatly. It has given the [kindergarten] students confidence and provides the scope and sequence and multi-sensory experience to advance their phonic knowledge way beyond CVC patterns. Children are willing to take risks with multi-syllable words and write with great stamina! This is such an easy-to-implement and most affordable program.
Stephanie Phillips, Director of Curriculum (Burlington, Vermont)
The feedback from teachers about the Jolly Phonics workshops from Smith-Brock Phonics continues to be amazing.
Kelly Rich, Teacher (Windham, Maine)
We are seeing AMAZING results at the primary school. It is so exciting! In my 36 years of teaching, Jolly Phonics is the program that has had the MOST impact for students.
Synthetic Phonics Accelerates Reading & Writing in Young Students
Originally published on September 27, 2018 @ www.landmark360.org
It’s day eight of kindergarten in a public school in New England and the students are putting out their arms like the wings of airplanes ” /nnnnnnnnn/,” whisking ants off their arms ” /aaaaa/,” and puffing out candles (their fingers)