We were blessed with products for review, and I utilized them with my reluctant reader.
Jolly Phonics Teacher's Book in print letters
My 8 year old seemed to have forgotten all he knew over the summer, so rather than skipping Book1, we went ahead and used it. It was a great refresher for him, and he was able to do upward of 4 letters a day. The lessons themselves are very short and sweet. Easily can get done in under 10 minutes, which does help with students who don't prefer worksheets.
Each sound that is introduced, has a short story to go with it. Within that story is a memory jogger to help the student do an action with a sound to remember it. These stories are taking and put into song form to help aid the student through listening.
All of the information for teaching is included in the Teacher Book so there is no guessing what or how much to do for a lesson.
The beginning of the Teacher's Book gives helpful information for teaching letter sounds, how to write the letters, learning how to blend sounds for reading,and identifying sounds in word.
Student Book 1 primarily focuses on lower case letters. Student Book 2 focuses on capital letters. There is quite a bit of emphasis on Tricky Words which I really enjoyed. I think these are ones that really need the focus. There are fun activities, a place to write words dictated, and emphasis on digraphs and blends. Book 3 continues where Book 2 left off and gets into some harder words.
After Jolly Phonic is complete, you move into Jolly Grammar. We didn't get into the Grammar portion as we were still working through Jolly Phonics. The Jolly Grammar has structured lesson plans just like Jolly Phonics did. The emphasis is on Grammar and Spelling. There are additional extension activities that may require art supplies but it seems most you will already have on hand.
Jolly Grammar did have some things the teacher needs to do in preparation, like getting word walls reading and flash cards. Nothing too crazy.
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