1. About Jolly Phonics Program
The Jolly Phonics and Grammar program is a systematic and progressive approach to teaching children essential literacy skills. It embeds phonics, spelling, punctuation and grammar from Pre-k to Grade 6 via teaching that is multi-sensory and active with fun actions, stories and songs.
The letters from the first group (s, a, t, i, p, n) make more simple three-letter words than any other six letters, allowing children far more opportunities to start developing their blending and segmenting knowledge and skills as early as possible.
Sometimes, two letters put together can create a different sound to each letter put individually. For example, the letter sounds /s/ and /h/ make a new sound when combined as the digraph /sh/.
We include a selection of ‘Tricky Words’; words that cannot be decoded using regular blending and segmenting. These are taught specifically as sight words that children simply need to learn.
In the US, the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programs have been aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Other readers may contain words or spelling patterns that have not yet been taught within Jolly Phonics, meaning not only that the children will be unable to read certain parts, but also may create a negative experience that puts them off reading altogether. If you plan on ‘mixing and matching’ books from different schemes, schools must be very careful and check that the books being given to children have letter sounds and tricky words that have already been taught.
2. RESOURCES AND ORDERS
The only resources we have available digitally – outside of our software and apps – are our decodable e-readers, which are available to download via the Jolly Learning website, or via Apple Books and Google Play Books. Unfortunately, we do not have digital versions of any of our other resources.