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Jolly Phonics

● Utterly engaging for the children
● Covers 42 sounds of English, not just the sounds of the alphabet
● Whole-class teaching
● Seamlessly incorporates handwriting and spelling, alongside reading
● Removes barriers to children’s love of reading and writing
● Proven effective with students of all backgrounds, including low SES and ELL
● Uncomplicated training of teachers

Summer 2022: Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar training

Jennie Smith-Brock

Official Jolly trainer

Special Guest Chris Jolly, founder, will join the webinars on August 18 & 19

Introduction to Jolly Phonics: A Game-Changing Approach to Phonics in PreK – 1

In-Person Workshop or Webinar 

(Choose 1)

  • Tuesday June 21, 2022 – 9:30 am-12 noon:  In-person Workshop, Free @ University of Southern Maine/Portland, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Building
  • Tuesday June 28, 2022  – 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $30.00
  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 –  9:30 am-12 noonIn-person Workshop, Free @ Framingham State University/Framingham, MA, Alumni Room, McCarthy Center.  For the Framingham, Massachusetts event, Click Here.
  • Wednesday August 17, 2022 – 10:00-12:00 noon: Webinar, $30.00
    • Covers full spectrum of 42 English sounds (not just 26 sounds of the alphabet)
    • Multi-sensory teaching of phonics and phonemic awareness
    • Seamlessly incorporates handwriting and spelling, alongside reading
    • Aids orthographic skills
    • Proven effective with students of all backgrounds, including low SES and ELL
    • Straightforward and uncomplicated teacher training

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Jolly Phonics Part 2

Day-to-day Jolly Phonics Lessons: Term One (Fall)

(Choose 1)

  • Wednesday June 29, 2022 – 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00
  • Thursday August 18, 2022 – 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00

Special Guest on August 18: Chris Jolly, founder

Prerequisite: Attendance at a Jolly Phonics Introductory workshop

    • Delve into the day-to-day lessons in Term 1 of the Jolly Phonics program:
    • Teaching the 42 letter-sounds
    • Letter formation
    • Teaching words with “tricky parts”
    • Blending sounds for word reading
    • Spelling & Dictation
    • Role of decodable text

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Jolly Phonics Part 3

Terms 2 & 3 (Winter & Spring)

They have learned how to blend and spell 42 letter-sounds. What’s next?

(Choose 1)

  • Thursday June 30, 2022 – 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00
  • Friday August 19, 2022 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00

 Special Guest on August 19: Chris Jolly, founder

Prerequisite: Attendance at Jolly Phonics Introduction & Part 2 workshops

Students have learned how to blend and spell 42 letter-sounds. What’s next?

    • Teaching common alternative spellings like “oy” and “ea”
    • Letter names
    • Capital letters
    • Books for beginning readers
    • From guided writing to independent writing

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Jolly Grammar & Spelling for Grades 1 & 2

(Choose 1)

  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 – 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00
  • Tuesday August 23, 2022 – 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00

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Jolly Grammar & Spelling for Grades 3 & 4 

(Choose 1)

  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 – 10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00
  • Wednesday August 24, 2022 –  10:00 am-12:00 noon: Webinar, $60.00

 

    •  Jolly Grammar follows Jolly Phonics
    • Consolidates and extends phonics knowledge, helping to fortify spelling and reading
    • Systematic teaching of spelling, grammar, and punctuation
    • Utilizes actions and colors to help children identify parts of speech in sentences
    • Structured lessons on punctuation, affixes, parts of speech, tenses, homophones, antonyms & synonyms, figures of speech, sentence development, and paragraph composition 
    • Addresses Common Core Language Standards

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Testimonials from parents and teachers:

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.

-Kelly Rich, educator at Windham Primary School (Maine)

The feedback from teachers about the Jolly Phonics workshops from Smith-Brock Phonics continues to be amazing.

-Stephanie Philips, Director of Curriculum, Burlington Public Schools (Vermont)

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!

-Caroline Councell, parent

In response to the question “What is your favorite part of Kindergarten?” many students responded “Jolly Phonics.”  The children love singing the songs and teaching family members about the letter sounds they have learned.

– Juanita DeWitt, teacher (now retired), Portland Public Schools (Maine)

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Jolly Phonics

For the pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade general education classroom,  Jolly Phonics drastically reduces the need for intervention or Special Education services for reading or writing. It is effective for RTI and Special Education, as well as for homeschoolers. Jolly Phonics has completely transformed the trajectory of children’s learning in schools in the United States and around the world. With its actions, stories, and songs for each of the 42 sounds of English, and its engaging blending and spelling activities, Jolly Phonics provides remarkable tools for children’s memory and understanding of the English writing system.

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