Tag Archive | Jolly Phonics

Word Search

WordsearchVary the forms of practice. Practice two things at the same time when possible. Keep it light. 3 good rules to practice by. In this word search we are reviewing words practiced with the ‘Jolly Phonics’ word cards, adding words that rhyme, and keeping the session light with a bit of parental help. Read More…

The Equalizer Ⅱ

The Equalizer

Continuing on from my post about finding balance in the sprog’s bilingual reading, here is an update. A progress report really, because we are progressing, but I have been forced to address issues of balance in an imbalanced situation. Read More…

Tricky Words

Jolly Phonics tricky words

First there were the letters, which combined to form words. Then came the other words and the spaces between them. Then came rules, then longer strings of words until all of a sudden there you are reading short sentences, then passages and then a book. Amazing what a little practice can do. Sadly though, it cannot all be plain sailing. There are those words which just don’t play by the rules.

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Jolly Phonics Cards

I bought them a couple of months ago. They have been sitting on the shelf. I was looking for another activity to vary the morning lesson activities. I took them off the shelf. They are great! Read More…

When two vowels go walking…

“When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking”. I first heard this in one of the animations on the amazing free reading for kids website Starfall. It’s a beautiful little rhyme that my daughter is doing her best to remember, and the meaning of which is slowly sinking in. Read More…

Let’s Read 5

Latest in the series of reading activities for my 10 minute per day practice. My daughter is still having occasional troubles remembering the ‘ai’ & ”oa’ readings so this version gives more focus to those readings. Visit the downloads section to download a pdf or click lets read 5. As always, this is not intended for sale, only private use, and any feedback from those who have downloaded would be most welcome.

Let’s Read 4

My daughter is having great success using a combination of Jolly Phonics and these practice prints in our morning practice sessions. Read More…

Jolly Useful 2

I’m not really sure who this app was designed for. Certainly for English language learners, but not children. There are no games, the ‘play’ is a standard flash card style and there are no cheering pencils  to encourage you do more. This is however a great app for parents who are teaching their kids to read using a system such as Jolly Phonics. It’s a very handy thing to keep for killing time when you are out and about. Read More…

Let’s Read

After deciding that I needed to include a little more reading practice into our daily routine, I made this first print to help my daughter get used to reading words as part of longer sentences, and sentences as part of longer passages. You can download it here (pdf) and try for yourself. I made it adapting one idea from a great site called ‘Rhyme Time’ and with the hope of providing just a little practice at a time. Read More…

Jolly Useful

I have written about this before, but I can’t overstate the usefulness of this as a hands off helper.  Read More…