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Jolly Phonics Course (FULL COURSE)
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It is well known that a good level of literacy is needed in today’s world. This makes it crucial that all children should learn to read and write in their first few years at school. Literacy is a child's key to a successful future; without the ability to read, children's lives are frequently marred. Before now, teaching children how to read and write was done by teaching them the names of the letters in alphabetical order. Both the teacher and the children did not understand how the readin...
It is well known that a good level of literacy is needed in today’s world. This makes it crucial that all children should learn to read and write in their first few years at school. Literacy is a child's key to a successful future; without the ability to read, children's lives are frequently marred. Before now, teaching children how to read and write was done by teaching them the names of the letters in alphabetical order. Both the teacher and the children did not understand how the reading and writing happen. The children were forced to memorize words as the teachers did not teach them any real skills for reading and writing! As a result of this, many children are left behind, many are struggling and many are not confident, independent readers. Jolly Phonics is a Synthetic Phonics programme that solves the above problems. It shows the relationship between letter sounds. It starts with teaching each letter sound separately and purely. It then shows how to string the sounds together to make words and how words are pronounced. Synthetic Phonics breaks the Alphabetical Code and unlocks the door to reading and writing! Finally, both the teachers and children can see and understand how reading and writing work. Finally, it all makes sense! Jolly Phonics uses the synthetic phonics method, which means that the letter sounds are taught first, on their own, and children are then taught to blend sounds together to say (‘synthesise’) the word. The five basic skills for reading and writing taught in the Jolly Phonics are:
  1. Learning the letter sounds
  2. Learning letter formation
  3. Blending
  4. Identifying sounds in words
  5. Spelling the tricky words

Learning the letter sounds

In Jolly Phonics the 42 main sounds of English are taught, not just the alphabet. The sounds are in seven groups. Some sounds are written with two letters, such as ee and or. These are called digraphs. Both oo and th can make two different sounds, as in book and moon, that and three. To distinguish between these two sounds, the digraph is represented in two forms. This is shown below. Group 1: s, a, t, i, p, n Group 2: c k, e, h, r, m, d Group 3: g, o, u, l, f, b Group 4: ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or Group 5: z, w, ng, v, oo, oo Group 6: y, x, ch, sh, th, th Group 7: qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar

Story Telling and Actions

Each sound is taught with an action, which helps children remember the letter(s) that represent that sound. For the sound‘s’ for instance, they hear a story about going for a walk and suddenly seeing a snake. They weave their hands, pretending to be that snake, saying sss. In this way, each letter sound is taught with a story and has an action. As a child becomes more confident, the actions are no longer necessary.

Letter Sounds

Children should learn each letter by its sound, not its name. For example, the letter ‘a’ should be called a (as in ant) not ai (as in aim). Similarly, the letter ‘n’ should be n (as in net), not en. This will help in blending.

Letter Names

The names of each letter will be taught later when the children need to know the names of the letters for their literacy journey.

Order of the Letter Sounds

The letters have not been introduced in alphabetical order. The first group (s, a, t, i, p, n) has been chosen as the first group because these sounds make more simple two, three and four-letter words than any other six letters. The letters ‘b’ and‘d’ are introduced in different groups to avoid confusion for the children.

Alternative Sounds

Sounds that have more than one way of being written are initially taught in one form only. For example, the sound ai (rain) is taught first, and then alternatives a-e (gate) and ay (day) follow later.

Learning letter formation

It is very important that a child holds their pencil in the correct way. The grip is the same for both left- and right-handed children. The pencil should be held in the ‘tripod’ grip between the thumb and first finger with the third finger serving as a bed to anchor the pencil. If a child’s hold starts incorrectly, it is very difficult to correct later on. A child needs to form each letter the correct way. The letter c is introduced in the early stages as this forms the basic shape of some other letters, such as d. Particular problems to look out for are:
  • the o (the pencil stroke must be anticlockwise, not clockwise),
  • d (the pencil starts in the middle, not the top),
  • there must be an initial down stroke on letters such as m and n.

Blending

Blending is the process of saying the individual sounds in a word and then running them together to make the word. For example, sounding out d-o-g and making dog. It is a technique every child will need to learn, and it improves with practice.

Level: All levels – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

 

COURSE GOALS

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
  • Pronounce the 42 main letter sounds of the English language taught in Jolly Phonics correctly.
  • Write all the letters that represents the sounds accurately.
  • Effectively and easily string and build the sounds together to make words – blending for reading.
  • Identify and recognise the sounds in written words so that the child can read them even without the teacher or any adult providing any help to the child and even if the child has not seen the words ever before!
  • Effectively hear and recognise the sounds in spoken words, segment them and be able to write each sound down correctly for effective writing.
  • Spell the words that are not phonetic effectively. These are called Tricky words.
  • Effectively teach children how to read and write with the Jolly Phonics program, in a fun way, using stories and actions.
 
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Course Curriculum
Introduction to Phonics for teaching Children to read and write.
  • Introduction to Phonics for teaching Children to read and write.
    4:49
Introduction to Jolly Phonics.
  • Introduction to Jolly Phonics
    5:34
Lesson 3: Teaching Method for teaching with Jolly Phonics
  • Teaching Method for teaching with Jolly Phonics
    11:35
Lesson 4: Week One: Teaching letter sounds s, a, t and i.
  • Week One: Teaching letter sounds s, a, t and i
    18:04
Lesson 5: Week Two: Teaching letter sounds p, n, c,k and e
  • Lesson 5: Week Two: Teaching letter sounds p, n, c,k and e
    20:27
Lesson 6: Week 3: Teaching letter sounds h, r, m and d.
  • Lesson 6: Week 3: Teaching letter sounds h, r, m and d.
    14:14
Lesson 7: Week 4: Teaching letter sounds g, o, u and l. .
  • Lesson 7: Week 4: Teaching letter sounds g, o, u and l. .
    10:02
Lesson 8: Week 5: Teaching letter sounds f, b, ai and j.
  • Lesson 8: Week 5: Teaching letter sounds f, b, ai and j.
    20:53
Lesson 9: Week 6: Teaching of letter sounds oa, ie, ee and or
  • Lesson 9: Week 6: Teaching of letter sounds oa, ie, ee and or
    00:00:00
Lesson 10: Week 7: Teaching of letter sounds z, w, ng and v.
  • Lesson 10: Week 7: Teaching of letter sounds z, w, ng and v.
    00:00:00
Lesson 11: Week 8: Teaching of letter sounds oo, oo y and X
  • Lesson 11: Week 8: Teaching of letter sounds oo, oo y and X
    00:00:00
Lesson 12: Week 9: Teaching of letter sounds ch, sh, th and th.
  • Lesson 12: Week 9: Teaching of letter sounds ch, sh, th and th.
    00:00:00
Lesson 13: Week 10: Teaching of letter sounds qu, ou, oi and ue.
  • Lesson 13: Week 10: Teaching of letter sounds qu, ou, oi and ue.
    00:00:00
Lesson 14: Week 11: Teaching of letter sounds er and ar.
  • Lesson 14: Week 11: Teaching of letter sounds er and ar.
    00:00:00
Lets take a recap of all previous lessons and more
  • Lets take a recap of all previous lessons and more
    00:00:00
Quiz
  • ONLINE JOLLY PHONICS COURSE QUIZ
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  • 5.00
    I am looking for something simple to understand. However, I found your course was very interesting. I have learned so many new things for the very first time.
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    3 months ago
    5.00
    Finally, you are given an opportunity to independently practice what you have learned.
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    3 months ago
    5.00
    The lessons are very helpful and made everything much more simple and easy to understand.
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    3 months ago
    5.00
    Such an Amazing Course
  • student avatar
    4 months ago
    5.00
    Thank God I took the course. To me the course was an eye opener to so many things I never knew about.
  • student avatar
    4 months ago
    5.00
    This course is awesome and really helped me rethink how I teach.
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    4 months ago
    5.00
    Comprehensive and detailed. This is recommended for those starting out learning Phonics
  • student avatar
    5 months ago
    5.00
    It was excellent.thank you
  • student avatar
    10 months ago
    5.00
    I had been teaching phonics for 3 years now, but in an unrefined and unconventional manner. This course just refined my knowledge and expertise. I am so grateful to learn so much and privileged as well. Dr Tina thank you.
  • student avatar
    11 months ago
    5.00
    This video has brought me back to my school days and those lessons which I have found quite confusing and have completely forgotten. This lesson is very helpful and made everything much more simple and easy to understand. I look forward for more lessons to improve my English!
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    11 months ago
    5.00
    Very good examples and clear explanation. I liked the concept of shot story and actions. My children love them!
  • student avatar
    11 months ago
    5.00
    I enjoyed the method that is used in this course. The videos and presentations are professionally produced and that engaged me a lot to continue lesson after lesson.
  • student avatar
    11 months ago
    5.00
    It is a very complete learning system, it helps me a lot to understand the phonics part of the English language
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    11 months ago
    5.00
    Amazing, I\\\'ve learnt sooooo much!
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    11 months ago
    5.00
    By far, contents which are provided are easy to follow and absorb, practice made available after every topic which is a great part in learning and flow of topics are designed very intelligently so that it makes learning very efficient. If needed you can speedup playback rate to X1.25 which is very comfortable for my ears.
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    11 months ago
    5.00
    This is a c-o-m-p-r-e-h-e-n-s-i-v-e course! Each section starts with an introduction to the topic, then it guides you through a practice session. A short story puts the concepts together for you. Finally, you are given an opportunity to independently practice what you have learned. The instructor responds quickly to your questions. If you want to have an in depth knowledge of phonics ... this is your course! Sign up today!
  • student avatar
    11 months ago
    5.00
    Very entertaining! love it and so does my daughter
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    11 months ago
    5.00
    I needed this course as a reading and phonics reinforcement for my 6-year old son. It moves at exactly the right pace for him. We enjoy the instructor\'s voice and personality!
  • student avatar
    11 months ago
    5.00
    The Tutor was very eloquent and explained everything in detail making it easy to understand. I have loved my experience taking this course and gained a lot of knowledge as the course is well taught, I would certainly recommend the course to anyone seeking to learn or improve their English
  • student avatar
    11 months ago
    5.00
    it\'s almost like having a teacher
Material Includes
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  • Quiz
  • Certificate
Requirements
  • This course is designed for teachers and all education professionals who teach literacy to children especially at the foundation stage.
  • The Jolly Phonics course is highly recommended for all teachers who teach other subjects in English Language who do not have a strong synthetic phonics background.
  • This course is very crucial for parents of young children who are learning how to read and write (literacy) at the foundation level and parents of older children.
  • The course is excellent for adults who are struggling with their literacy skills because of a lack of a solid literacy foundation that synthetic phonics provides.
  • This course is recommended for anyone who is learning the English Language.
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