Smith-Brock Phonics Consulting

Teacher Training & Private Tutoring

Jennie Smith-Brock

These programs provide remarkable tools for children’s facility with the English writing system.

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What is Jolly Phonics?

Jolly Phonics is a systematic, multisensory beginning reading and writing program that has completely transformed the trajectory of children’s learning in schools in the United States and around the world.

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What is Jolly Grammar?

Jolly Grammar and Spelling (Grades 1 - 6) is a systematic and multi-sensory program. Spelling, punctuation, morphemes, parts of speech, and sentence development are taught explicitly and address Common Core Language Standards.

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What is Abecedarian?

The ABeCeDarian Reading Program is a systematic, multisensory decoding program that rapidly develops a student’s ability to read text accurately and fluently. Comprehensive, yet fast-paced, the program explicitly targets weaknesses of struggling or at-risk readers.

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Summer 2024 Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar Workshops:

Summer 2024 Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar webinars

Jolly Phonics Series (Choose one three-day series) For PreK, K, Grade 1, & Intervention:

Mon. June 17, Tues. June 18, & Thurs. June 20, 2024 (10:00 – 12 noon) $150
Mon. August 19 – Wed. August 21, 2024 (10:00 – 12 noon) $150

Jolly Grammar Grades 1 & 2 Webinar Grades 1 & 2:

Thurs. August 22, 2024 (10:00am-12:00pm) $60

Jolly Grammar Grades 3 & 4 Webinar Grades 3 & 4:

Friday August 23, 2024 (10:00am-12:00pm) $60


● Actions & songs for each phoneme
● Seamlessly incorporates handwriting & spelling, alongside reading & writing
● Develops phonemic awareness & orthographic skills
● Whole class (Pre-K, K, 1), Intervention, Special Education, & ELL
● Straightforward and uncomplicated teacher training
● Teaches “sight words” via sound-to-print method
● Research-validated (& We’ll delve into results from New England, USA)

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What Our Customers Have to Say

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Elizabeth Robins, Ed.D

Do thank Jennie for her comprehensive, articulate and well-paced overview of the Jolly Phonics program. It is impressive that the program, created by Sue Lloyd in 1992, is still ahead of the curve in its effectiveness and resource materials all these decades later. 

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Carrie Carter (Gray, Maine)

I have never seen this kind of understanding in all the years I have taught young readers.

I am amazed with the progress and growth.

Thank you so much for inspiring me to love to teach reading and writing and for having a lively, appropriate program that children can’t wait to use.

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Juanita DeWitt (retired teacher, Portland, Maine)

I am seeing amazing results. The children are highly engaged, making great progress, and enjoying themselves as they learn.
I want to thank you for introducing me to the Jolly Phonics program, for providing me with support and guidance and for sharing my passion for evidence-based phonics instruction.

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Jim King, Tutor (Braintree, Massachusetts)

After teaching secondary school English for 43 years, I recently retired and took on a “Can you help my 6-year-old reluctant-reader with her reading confidence?” tutoring challenge. It took about ten minutes for that feisty first grader to convince me that I was way out of my league.

But Jennie Smith-Brock introduced me to the “Jolly Phonics” philosophy and protocols, and encouraged me to ask follow-up questions as they arose. Her intro’ webinar was enormously helpful, as were the few subsequent consults/conversations that followed. The inexpensive and engaging “Jolly Phonics”-sequenced readers were a life-saver. Clearly, the measurable progress they afforded gave a much-needed boost to my young student and to her crusty teacher, each. Jennie was the competent, patient, sensible, no-nonsense tutor that I myself needed. I whole-heartedly recommend both Jennie and her approach.

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