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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

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

Monday June 22, 2020 (and again on Monday August 17, 2020)

  • Introduction to Jolly Phonics  

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: online

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 June 23, 2020 (and again on Tuesday August 18, 2020)

  • Jolly Phonics Level 2 Workshop: Focus on the Fall Term of Jolly Phonics

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: online

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 June 23, 2020 (and again on Wednesday August 19, 2020)

  • Jolly Phonics Level 3 Workshop: Teaching Terms 2 & 3 (Winter & Spring)

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: online

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 June 25, 2020

  • Jolly Grammar 1 & 2
  • 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: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.. Location: online

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.

$45. Registration required.

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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