In this video, Diane Pedersen, an experienced N. Dakota teacher, uses Jazzles worksheets to demonstrate the Beginning Reading Skills of 'One to One Correspondence', Tracking 'Left to Right' and 'Return Sweep'.
She explains how, once children know the lyrics of the Jazzles 'Song of the Week', they can happily sing along to the Jazzles audio following the words on the printed Jazzles LYRICS Page, always moving to the beat!
Note: Initially, you will need to guide their 'pointing'. Just look how happy these singing children are developing Oral Fluency and Print Awareness by tracking the corresponding, internalized words to 'outsmart' reading!
Two independent research theses proves the Jazzles strategy works!
... Getting Results Like This ...
The National Reading Panel ranks print awareness as among the best predictors of early reading achievement. The chart above shows student scores achieved after 12 weeks of using Jazzles songs in the first semester (term) of kindergarten. Pretest CAP scores were 4.12. After 12 weeks, Posttest were 8.06.
At the end of the first kindergarten semester, 20% of the children researched increased reading two levels and 40% three levels. Nearly 40% achieved year end literacy levels in the first 14 weeks. Half were entitled to free lunch.
"I was astonished to see how much their [DIBELS] scores improved after incorporating the Jazzles songs," wrote the teacher, writing her thesis on 'Impact of Singing and Reading Songs on Beginning Kindergarten Levels.'
By mixing entertaining cartoons with catchy music, prolifically alliterative alphabetic lyrics and specially formatted subtitles, Jazzles entertains while powerfully, yet intuitively educating.
Each animation is integrated with interactive games, play, drama and craft to develop literacy skills along with other essential cognitive and non-cognitive skills children need to successfully enter Kindergarten.
Click Here for the FREE download of the Jazzles Teachers Manual Describing 8 Multimedia Resources to Develop Print Awareness.