Jolly Phonics Cards

Jolly Phonics Cards

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Item #: 017327
ISBN: 9781844141081
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

When it comes to phonics aides, there’s a card for that! Designed to help with both teaching and reinforcement in the Jolly Phonics program, these sets of cards correspond to Student Books 1-3. Cards are housed in a sturdy (and efficient) cardboard box.

Letter Sound Cards – 58 cards (4 3/8”x 3 ¾”). 42 letter sound cards plus 16 alternative spelling cards. Letters are based on 1 ½” middle sections. Unfortunately, the back side of the card is blank. I would have preferred a label here indicating the card’s letter/sound.

Regular Word Blending Cards – 88 cards (6 7/8”x 3”). Letters are based on 5/8” middle sections. A dot is below each letter or letter grouping that makes one sound. In other words, three dots indicate there are three sounds in a word – such as ant, sing, shut. A label on the back of each indicates the group or groups the sounds are from.

Alternative Word Blending Cards – 80 cards (6 7/8”x 3”). Letters are based on 5/8” middle sections. Dots below each letter or letter grouping indicate the number of sounds in a word. A label on the back of the card indicates which alternative spelling is represented by the word.

Tricky Words – 72 cards (6 7/8”x 3”). Print letters are based on 5/8” middle sections. There is one card for each tricky word. A label on the backside indicates the number of the tricky word (i.e. Tricky word 64)

Publisher Description:

Our Jolly Phonics Cards (in print letters) contain four sets of flashcards in one box, suitable for whole-class use:

Set 1 – 60 Letter sound flashcards covering the 42 letter sounds plus the alternative spellings of the vowel sounds.

Set 2 – 88 Regular word blending cards. Dots under each sound help children to blend the sounds into words.

Set 3 – 80 Alternative word blending cards with the alternative spelling of vowels. Dots under each sound also remind children that two letters can make one sound.

Set 4 – 72 Tricky word cards. Numbered in recommended teaching order.

Category Description for Jolly Phonics:

Kids will have a jolly good time learning to read with this well-constructed program which originated in Great Britain. With the help of winsome Inky Mouse and her friends, Snake (a truly lovable snake if there ever was one) and Bee, five skills are taught in tandem throughout the program and at three age levels. Each level reviews and expands upon the previous content. A truly spiral program.

    Stories Board Book plus Activities Books (ages 3+)
    Finger Phonics plus Workbooks and Level 0 Readers (ages 4+)
    Student Books plus Decodable Readers (ages 5+)

These each cover the same seven groupings of 42 letter sounds (non-alphabetical). These groupings and progression allow immediate decoding of many words. Accompanying skills are: learning letter sounds, learning letter formation (handwriting), blending, identifying the sounds in words, and learning tricky (irregular) words.

The lesson material is straight-forward, but fun. Stories of the three friends provide the context for all the instructional information. Children learn via visual, auditory, and tactile-kinesthetic modes (for instance, sky writing and finger-tracing of letters). Letter sounds are introduced along with a set of movements that serve as mnemonic devices. All program components are high quality, well-designed, and easy to use; most are brightly colored.

The black and white Phonics Handbook provides an interesting low-cost option particularly for a class, however. It similar content to the colorful Student Books and Teacher Book minus the winsome mascot characters but the content in the Handbook is reproducible. The Handbook can be used by itself or alongside any of the other, more colorful components. Note: You do not need to have the Handbook in order to use the Student and Teacher Books.

Letter introduction in this series is a bit unusual and in the following order:

    #1: s, a, t, i, p, n
    #2: c/k, e, h, r, m, d
    #3: g, o, u, l, f, b
    #4: ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or
    #5: z, w, ng, v, oo (two sounds)
    #6: y, x, ch, sh, th (two sounds)
    #7: qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar

All materials follow this order and most have components that are numbered accordingly (i.e. Finger Phonics Books 1-7). Initially only one way of representing each sound is presented. Later, the main alternatives spellings are covered. For example, at first the long a sound is taught with the /ai/ spelling as in rain. Later the alternatives /ay/ as in day, and /a_e/ as in came are taught.

The spiral nature of the components provides interesting options. You can begin at any of the age levels. Instruction builds within a level but each level also reviews all previously taught concepts so you won’t miss any content. There is overlap in terms of appeal between the levels for certain components (i.e. Songs) meaning some of the media items can be used for the PK level as well as K. In general, the components for each level are as follows:

    Ages 3+ (PK): Stories Board Book and Activities Book. Also enjoyed: DVD, Songs Book/CD, Letter Sound Poster
    Ages 4+ (K4): Finger Phonics Books 1-7, Workbooks 1-7, and Decodable Readers Level 0. Also enjoyed: DVD, Songs Book/CD, Letter Sounds Poster, Word Book
    Ages 5+ (K): Student Books 1-3, Teacher Book, Decodable Readers Levels 1-2. Also enjoyed: Word Book, Dictionary, Blend Wheels.
    Ages 6+ (1): Decodable Readers Levels 3-5 (plus Jolly Grammar Level 1).

Rainbow Resource has packages geared to these levels.

There are several apps for smartphones and tablets available at the respective app stores. Some are free and some require a small fee. Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds, Jolly Phonics Lessons, Jolly Songs, and an app for teachers.

In summary, Jolly Phonics is an excellent program whether beginning with a PK or K student. In a relatively short time, they will be reading and writing. It goes much deeper than most beginning phonics programs, though stops just little short of a complete K-2 program. Follow up with Jolly Grammar for a solid grammar and spelling program that expands upon the phonics program and provides excellent language arts instruction.



Category Description for Complete Programs - Phonics:

Programs in this section go beyond teaching children how to read, incorporating phonetic readers, spelling and writing as well. Arranged roughly by grade/age.


Category Description for PHONICS PROGRAMS:

Category Description for PHONICS:

Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
K
Grade End
2
ISBN
9781844141081
Format
Other
Brand Name
Jolly Phonics
Weight
3.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.25" x 4.62" x 4.5"
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