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August 2020 Trainings: Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar

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 2020 trainings will be held online, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday August 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET With special guest, Chris Jolly, publisher.

A Game-Changing Approach to Phonics in PreK-Grade 1

Learn about the ways that Jolly Phonics, a UK-style synthetic phonics program for reading and spelling, is different from phonics as you know it. Learn about the research done on the program. Hear about how this program is transforming early literacy teaching in schools throughout New England and why it is so engaging for students and teachers alike.

$20. Registration required.

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET With special guest, Chris Jolly, publisher.

Delve into the day-to-day lessons in Term 1 of the Jolly Phonics program:

  • Introducing and reviewing the letter-sounds
  • Blending sounds for word reading
  • Letter formation
  • Segmenting words for spelling
  • Dictation
  • Teaching words with tricky parts
  • Role of decodable text

$45. Registration required.

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET With special guest, Chris Jolly, publisher.

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

  • Consolidating the 42 letter-sounds.
  • Teaching common alternative spellings like “a-e”
  • Letter names
  • Capital letters
  • Dictation
  • Books for beginning readers
  • More tricky words
  • From guided writing to independent writing

$45. Registration required.

 Thursday August 20, 2020

    • Jolly Grammar 1 & 2 webinar: CANCELLED 


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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.

Discover Jolly Phonics, beloved by children, teachers, and parents around the globe.

Discover the multi-sensory method that virtually eliminates the “at-great-risk” category and significantly increases the numbers of students performing above grade-level.

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