After just three weeks using Jazzles Animations, a 4 year boy and girl in an Ohio Preschool show off their early reading skills!
In this video shot January 2011, the children are tracking words one by one and even self-correcting.
Children need many Early Reading Skills including how to 'sound out' words. These 4 year olds are developing their Reading Skill of 'Prediction' based on their knowledge of English Language, Sight Word and Initial Sound Knowledge (Phonemic Awareness). Both are confidently Tracking 'Left to Right' and understanding the correspondence between an oral word and the printed word. Jazzles abounds in fun, multimedia activities to reinforce all skills, including Prediction, to succeed in fluent reading.
How Jazzles Works
Jazzles uses musically themed, alliteratively rich lyrics created as animations as the starting point for reading development.
The lyrics, that always make sense and never talk down to the audience, are presented as 'Matching Captions'.
Holistically, the learning strategy is to create a binding relationship between the sung lyrics, the sound track, the visualization and the 'Matching Captions' that enables every child to 'take-out' letter-sounds, while familiarizing themselves with words, phrases and meanings.
Two independent research theses proves the Jazzles strategy works!
"I was astonished to see how much their [DIBELS] scores improved after incorporating the Jazzles songs," wrote a teacher, writing a thesis on 'Impact of Singing and Reading Songs on Beginning Kindergarten Levels.'
Here's just one example of outcomes - for Initial Sound Fluency. 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.
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.
About This Video
The video was shot in the children's first week of using Jazzles working with the letter aA.
The alphabet letter aA animation is about an angry alligator who bullies an African ant. The teacher has created a worksheet with a printed caption line from the Angry Alligator Song Lyrics.
The line says: "An angry alligator told an African ant."
Rather like storyboarding, these Pre-K children and their classmates have each drawn a picture to express their interpretation of the angry alligator lyrical line - so reinforcing comprehension.
At just 4 years old, immersed in the storyline, both are now reading the printed text left to right, so mastering an essential skill of 'Concepts About Print' - one of the 6 big ideas of literacy that Jazzles helps children develop.
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