Jolly Reading Consulting provides teacher training for Jolly Reading instructors.

Become a Jolly Reading phonics tutor, so you can teach with confidence and skill.

Who Our Training Is For

Achieve Greater Success in the Classroom

The impact of training will help unlock every teacher’s potential to achieve greater success in the classroom.

Whether you are using the Jolly Phonics or Jolly Grammar programs already, or just want to learn more about achieving the best results, Jolly Reading Consulting can provide a number of options, including in-person and Zoom trainings.

  • Pre-K – Grade 6 Teachers
  • Interested parents
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Program and Curriculum Administrators
  • Support Teachers
  • Literacy and Reading Specialists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Principals

Meet Your Consultant

Dr. Susan Whittaker

Jolly Reading Consulting is owned by Dr. Susan Whittaker, an experienced educator with a background in early childhood education and a passion for developing literacy skills in children.

Over the past nine years, she has been an independent trainer for Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar, implementing research-based reading programs and networking with trainers worldwide.

Dr. Whittaker is committed to reducing reading delays for all children and implementing effective, inclusive teaching strategies.

Susan is able to present when convenient for you – summer workshops, faculty meetings, professional development.



Training & Workshops to Suit Your Needs

Workshops are On-Site or via Distance Learning

All workshops will be tailored to meet your school’s professional needs!

Jolly Phonics Training
(Pre-K - Grade 1)

3 hours


  • In-depth training on all 5 program components with a focus on implementation
  • PowerPoint overview of the entire program with actual examples of student work
  • Techniques on using all Jolly Phonics materials
  • Step-by-step directions for correctly making the 42 sounds and motions
  • Resources and ideas for implementing Jolly Phonics in the classroom
  • Question and Answer Session

Jolly Grammar Training
(Grade 1 - Grade 6)

3 hours


  • In-depth training using Jolly Grammar 1 and Jolly Grammar 2
  • PowerPoint overview of the entire program
  • Implementation of all Jolly Grammar materials 
  • Foundational review on the 42 sounds and motions of Jolly Phonics
  • Question and Answer Session

Balanced Literacy for Children with Developmental Delays and ASD


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The Jolly Phonics actions seem to help boys reach their full potential earlier and be more motivated.
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Ardeth Staz
Superintendent of Curriculum, District School Board of Niagara (DSBN)
I could not keep up with the speed at which my students were acquiring words!
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Patty Clark
Kindergarten Teacher
Any uncertainties I had are long drowned out by the resounding successes we have seen
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Gretchen Ludwig
Principal at Virginia Lake Elementary School
Jolly Phonics has helped give our daughter a foundation for life! At 6, Krista reads and writes with confidence.
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Debbie Simpson
Mother of Krista, 6, and Jeremy, 10
The most dramatic improvement was with those children I used to find hardest to reach!
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Arlene Grierson
Grade 1 teacher and former Kindergarten teacher
Jolly Phonics has made a difference – I recommend it
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Judy Brown

Are You or Your Teachers in Need of Jolly Phonics Training?

Let’s Start Talking

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