Jazzles uses wholly integrated musically themed Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic resources and strategies to achieve
effective and enjoyable literacy learning in full inclusion classrooms. Far left: Watching the Jazzles Animation.
Second left: Singing along Karaoke Style. Center left: Thinking up relevant actions (comprehension). Center Right: Creating props for performance.
Right: Performing using percussion. Far Right: Highlighting familiarized words in the lyrics starting with focus letter.
Usually learning to read is by teaching children individual pieces of knowledge like learning the alphabet, sight words, developing phonemic awareness and concepts about print. Children are then expected to understand how the pieces fit together. It’s like completing a complex puzzle without the luxury of referencing the 'big' picture on the box lid.
This is why so many children struggle to ‘get-it’ - and particularly so for those with learning disabilities (like dyslexia or autism) or ESL and children from low economic backgrounds with little or no home literacy support.
In contrast, the Jazzles approach to early literacy program succeeds with children of varied needs because it caters for all learning styles and multiple intelligences.
Learning with Deep Understanding
Exploring Texts. Left: Screen shot from the 'Blue Bus Blues', animated song with synchronized caption text. Center: Themed craft activity. Learning shape and sound of letter 'b' using Jazzles multisensory
collage cards. Right: Students created their own 'blue bus' from packing boxes to explore the meaning of the 'Blue Bus Blues' lyrics (comprehension and oral language skills).
Jazzles uses the creative arts to explore texts in greater depths in terms of concepts and meaning rather than just literal comprehension. Instead of unstructured ‘fun’ sessions,
Jazzles promotes active learning by thematically integrating and linking music, creative arts, drama, performance, even field trips, as multisensory channels of learning engagement and retention strategies focused on literacy – with outcomes that can be tested.
No Need to Complete Learning Styles Inventories!
With Jazzles, there is no need to assess individual students for their visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning profiles.
That’s because the Jazzles is 'VAK rich' uniquely catering for every child's mix of learning style preferences! It is reflected in the design of the resources and the ways you choose to use them as suggested by the Jazzles 'learning styles inclusive' Lesson Plans.
Even More Opportunities for Exploring Texts. Left: Two Headstart 3 year olds dressed up for a JazzleOke Performance. Second Left: Kindergartener identifying words beginning with focus letter sound using the Jazzles printable lyrics. Right: A preschooler uses a Jazzles lyric line as the caption for a picture she has drawn (demonstrating comprehension). Now this 4 year old is 'reading along' - tracking the line left-to-right and self-correcting. Far right: Kindergartner reading along to the sung lyrics while moving to the beat.
VAK and Special Needs
Jazzles uses wholly integrated Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic Resources and Strategies to achieve effective and enjoyable literacy learning in full inclusion classrooms.
Special Education applicability includes ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Auditory Processing Disorder, Hearing Disorder, Visual Impairment, Language Delay or Disorder, Comprehension Problems, Speech Disorders.
Being in a wheelchair never stops Ethan joining in all the happy learning activities in this full inclusion San Antonio 'Head
Start' classroom. Jazzles is ideal for Ethan because it uses wholly integrated musically themed Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic resources and strategies that caters for his tactual and kinesthetic perceptual strengths. Left: Posing with his mates. Second Left: Ethan's wheel chair is actually dancing to the Jazzles beat - so having fun singing while watching a Jazzles Animation and developing his Gross Motor Skills. Center: More Gross Motor development as Ethan acts out being a
'dirty dog digging' in the Jazzles 'Don't Dig Dog' dramatization with the rest of his class. Far right: Developing Fine Motor
Skills by painting and craft using Jazzles themed activity sheets.
Jazzles Rolls V-A-K Learning into Computer-based Social Learning Experiences!
These 4 year old preschoolers love Jazzles time. Left: Developing all important non-cognitive skills, including those of sharing and team work, by playing the Jazzles 'Flap' word-picture memory game. Center Jazzles computer games are visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Jazzles Flap challenges player memory and requires concentration. It can be played as
a group game or as self-paced learning. Right: Developing oral language and social skills. Preschoolers preparing to act out the Jazzles 'Party! Party!' song. Play the piano. Pick a partner. Pass the popcorn! Pass the Pizza! Party with me! What a fun way to experience themed language activities!
Catering for ESL Students and Their Differing Learning Style Preferences
Research studies consistently show ESL student prefer kinesthetic and tactile learning styles but there are distinct differences based on their age and language background.
For example, Hispanics are strongly kinesthetic and tactile. Chinese, Arabic and Korean students are strong visual learners and the older the student, the more they prefer visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learning.
With Jazzles, all these learning styles are simultaneously embraced but teachers also have the flexibility to adjust usage of the Jazzles resources to the varying ethnic learning styles differences of their students.
Having watched the Jazzles 'Blue Band' characters acrobatically create uppercase letters, every kinesthetic child will volunteer their interpretation but on the safety of the floor.
Core Features of Jazzles
Jazzles is a comprehensively designed, integrated package of engaging, language rich resources that embraces every child's level of developmental abilities, multiple intelligences and learning styles.
The central feature of the program is the use of contemporary song styles and alliterative lyrics created as amusingly engaging musical animations with synchronized vision-to-text subtitles that support key vocabulary development and other literacy skills.
This includes phonemic awareness, comprehension, decoding strategies for unfamiliar words, spelling, grammar and concepts about print including uppercase/capitalization.
The mix of learning styles and highly engaging VAK resources creates accelerated and effective learning - including fluency based on contemporary vocabulary in connected text featuring 75% of the high frequency words used by adults.
The use of rhymes and songs are well-established techniques for early language learning and music and by definition is multisensory or multi-modal in nature by combining at the very least hearing and movement or physical performance.
The Jazzles VAK Model
Every time children watch a Jazzles animation they are seeing, laughing, hearing, singing and moving (to the beat).
Observational studies show how emotionally and intellectually engaged children become.
Every time children engage aurally for learning by hearing and singing the alliterative lyrics, they are learning English Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Expression, Fluency, Phonemic Awareness and Grammar.
Every time they engage visually for learning by seeing the Animation and text as 'Matching Captions', they are learning Expressive Language, Comprehension, Letter-Sound Relationships, Vocabulary, Concepts about Print and Spelling.
Every time they engage kinetically for learning by laughing, moving, doing actions, playing percussion instruments and drama to the Animation, they are learning Expressive Language and the Meaning of Words in context.
All Literacy Skills are reinforced in a variety of playful ways with 26 different sets of themed, multimedia resources so children can develop their multiple intelligences while confidently learning to Read.
After effortless practice of 26 visualized song stories repurposed as audio E books and guided teaching from the text, strategies are consolidated , the skills necessary for learning to read have been practiced 26 times and children have confidently jazzled their way to intuitively achieve reading success.
Ready-to-Go Differentiated Instruction
The Jazzles Pedagogy for teaching reading provides Preschool, Kindergarten and G1 teachers with a combination of proven classroom strategies and resources to easily enable differentiated classroom instruction. This provides today's diverse students with multiple ways to take-in ideas and information for processing understanding and recall.
Please ask me any question about Jazzles and Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning.
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CleverShow Corporation, 112 North Curry Street, Carson City, Nevada 89703-4934, United States. Phone or Fax is USA 1-530-687-6305.
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