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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

Upcoming Trainings:

Tentative date:  Tuesday June 23, 2020

  • Introduction to Jolly Phonics  (full-day workshop) Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus
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. Explore sample materials. 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.
 
Free event.
Luncheon provided.
Seats limited. Registration required.

 

Tentative date: Wednesday June 24, 2020:

  • Jolly Phonics Level 2 Workshop 

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

Focus on the 1st Term of Jolly Phonics

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

$80. Registration required.

Tentative date: Wednesday June 24, 2020:

  • Jolly Phonics Level 3 Workshop: Terms 2 & 3

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

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

$60. Registration required.

Tentative date: Thursday June 25, 2020:

  • Jolly Grammar
  • Presenter: Rachel Griffin, certified Jolly Grammar trainer. Rachel is from England, taught at The British School of Paris, and recently moved with her family to Pennsylvania. She was a speaker at the Reading League conference in Syracuse, NY in October 2018. (Topic: “Less Finnish, More British: Picking the Best for the U.S.”) and she has received a Graduate Reading Certificate from the University of Kansas.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

Spelling & Grammar for Grades 1 & 2

This workshop provides an overview of Jolly Grammar, which follows Jolly Phonics. Jolly Grammar provides teachers with a systematic and multi-sensory way to teach grammar and spelling. It uses actions and colors to help children identify parts of speech in sentences. Punctuation, morphemes, and sentence development are taught explicitly. Jolly Grammar also focuses on extending children’s knowledge of the alphabetic code beyond that covered in Jolly Phonics, and it teaches a number of useful spelling rules.

There are 6 years of Jolly Grammar. This workshop covers years 1 and 2.

Contact hours: 3

$90. Registration required.

Tentative date: Tuesday August 18, 2020:

  • Jolly Phonics Level 2 Workshop 

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

Focus on the 1st Term of Jolly Phonics $80. Registration required.

Tentative date: Tuesday August 18, 2020:

  • Jolly Phonics Level 3 Workshop: Terms 2 & 3

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus

They have learned how to blend and spell 42 letter-sounds. What’s next? $60. Registration required.

Jolly Phonics

For the pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade general education classroom, Jennie recommends Jolly Phonics, because it 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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