Children perform with purpose to the Jazzles 'Blue Bus Blues' and 'Yes! 'Yes! Animations and Karaoke videos projected onto a classroom screen. It's a much anticipated daily or weekly event, where every child becomes a singing star - including the disadvantaged and ESL students learning English pronunciations! No wonder literacy learning is a joy when children are seeing, hearing, singing, moving and having so much fun!
Forget boring rote practice! Children love singing Jazzles songs over and over. This builds familiarity with words. JazzleOke is an activity engaging every child's learning style profiles to activate oral language and intuitively learning to read the text 'karaoke' style in the Jazzles 'Matching Captions'.
Using Jazzles Online Music Videos with English Subtitles
In this video, children are singing along to Jazzles musical animations, following
the words on the screen in the subtitles. We call them Matching Captions, because they are very carefully synchronized to the visualization. This enables children to 'take'out' letter'sounds,
while familiarizing themselves with words, phrases and meanings.
Having internalized the Musical Animation's Matching Captions, children can transfer this knowledge to confidently begin reading the
same text in the Jazzles BIG 'Talking Books', then graduating to reading the now familiar text on a printed LYRICS Page.
1. 'Blue Bus Blues' Musical Animation With 'Matching Captions!
2. Same Sequence in 'Big e'Book' With Modeled Reading!
3. One-to-One Correspondence Using Printed Lyrics!
Why Songs used for Oral Language Fluency Need to be Specially Composed.
Jazzles songs have features not immediately apparent.
Prolifically alliterative. Each Jazzles song focuses on an alphabet letter, using as many words as possible that begin with the focus letter while making sense of the lyrics! Alliteration attunes children's ears to identifying differences between the way words sound. Alliteration aids memory.
Rapidly develops extensive vocabulary and language skills using nearly 420 words in connected text, emphasizing nearly 75% of the English language words found in high fluency and sight word lists.
Singing songs helps children learn where to breathe. This learning of phrasing assists fluency.
Because children want to sing these songs daily, they and their lesson plans extensions provides daily oral language activity building both receptive and expressive language.
Each song is a mini'story that can be dramatized further developing oral fluency in verbal and non'verbal expression along with phrasing. These experiences carry over to reading.
The Jazzles Advantage
The animations are engaging all the learning styles 'intellectual, emotional, visual, aural and kinesthetic' simultaneously.
High engagement of every child, whatever their advantage or disadvantage. Excels in diverse classrooms.
Each animation is part of a sequence from A'Z with lyrics and concepts that thematically can be used across the curriculum including the Arts.
Familiarity with text is a core Jazzles Reading Strategy. Learning from 'the known' is a wonderful experience for teacher and student!
It is a proven, more logical learning method for students ' saving valuable teaching time often spent on 'word lists' and grammar lessons!
From this familiar text, teachers can easily extend learning, showing children how to transfer and apply what they 'already know' to new reading and writing applications.
Click Here for the FREE download of the Jazzles Teachers Manual and Read More about the Confidence Value of Using Familiar Text.