What is the Jolly phonics method?
Jolly Phonics: is a method of teaching kids reading using synthetic phonics where words are broken into phonemes (smallest sound units) then kids are taught to connect these sounds to pronounce the whole word.
Watch this jolly phonics video below to get the idea
How old is this method?
Jolly Phonics was created by Sue Lloyd may be before the year 1989 but it is considered a modern and effective way till now for teaching children reading skills.
Why is Jolly phonics important?
I think it is important due to its amazing results for teaching many children reading through phonic awareness in a relatively short period of time as it uses a proven strategy using an interesting way for children using audible and visual activities.
It also, important as it teaches children the fundamentals of writing.
Yes, Jolly phonics has been proven to be effective and used by many schools in England, Scotland, North America, Asia, and Africa.
Many case studies have been conducted showing evidence of improvements in children reading abilities.
In Tudor CEVC Primary School in England showed that only 25% of the year 1 children were able to decode to the required standard.
After a year of teaching with this system, the same cohort was re-tested and the pass rate rose to 89% reaching the required standard!
A. This Phonics system teaches the 42 letter sounds in a unique order (not alphabetically).
What is Jolly Phonics letter order?
B. Letter order is divided into seven groups:
1. group (phase) 1: ( s, a, t, i, p, n )
2. group (phase) 2: ( ck, e, h, r, m, d )
3. group (phase) 3: ( g, o, u, l, f, b )
4. group (phase) 4: ( ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or )
5. group (phase) 5: ( z, w, ng, v, 00, oo )
6.group (phase) 6: ( y, x, ch, sh, th, th )
7.group (phase) 7: (qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar )
C. Children learn letters by their sounds, not their names. Example: the letter ( n ) should be ( nn ) not ( en ), the letter ( b ) should be ( bb ) not ( be )
What are the five skills taught in Jolly phonics?
The five skills taught in Jolly Phonics are:
- Letter sounds
- Letter formation ( writing )
- Blending skills ( connecting individual phonemes to make a word )
- Segmentation skills ( listening to divide a word into individual sound components using activities as trying to identify the first, middle and last sound in a word ex: what is the first sound in the word apple?
- Tricky words ( the last step ) containing irregular spelling so they have to be memorized.
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Where can I find jolly phonics online training and lessons?
You can apply for online training lessons at www.jollyphonics.cpdcollege.com to get an interactive way to study with digital footage, audio, and text. After successful course completion, a certificate, and personal study record is sent to you.
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