The Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar webinars return this summer! We have added a new webinar as well: Jolly Grammar for Grades 3 & 4. Check them all out on the Trainings page. To download the flyer and registration form, click here.
Handwriting: Do you have students who have a difficult time writing on the line and/or distinguishing letters that are tall, short, or have tails? (Of course you do!) Using 3-line paper with the mid-section highlighted is very helpful. Although you can purchase the paper online, you can also download 3-line paper, highlight it, and then […]
All 107 Jolly Phonics e-readers are free, through May 2021! You can view and download: The brand new Little Words books, the Orange Readers, and the four levels of Jolly Readers (Red, Yellow, Green, & Blue). Click here: View and download the Jolly e-books The Jolly readers are high quality: They encourage decoding, have great story lines & […]
Percentages fail us when we see that 80% of our students are proficient readers (Hey, a “B-” is pretty good!) and do not realize that means that 1 in every 5 students is not a proficient reader (We need to do much better!). Percentages fail us when we see that a student is 96% accurate […]
Below are the three commonly used meanings of the term “sight words.” The first two are definitions that teachers are typically thinking of when using the term “sight words” in conversations with colleagues, students, and parents. 1. Words that cannot be decoded [supposedly] and must, therefore [supposedly], be memorized as wholes. Yet, there are no […]
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) “Nap!,” call out some of the skilled […]