The Jazzles Pedagogy and resources have not been developed by academics or publishers who rarely enter classrooms – but by Lesley Beth, a highly experienced kindergarten-ELA teacher who now works everyday with non–privileged children as an accredited remedial reading specialist.
What is the Jazzles Pedagogy?
Nothing the US Government, States, Universities and Publishers have done in the last 40 years has reversed failing levels of national reading proficiency.
Now, with poverty growing, literacy rates are bound to fall further because there is a direct correlation between poverty and illiteracy.
We have very strong evidence, including 2 theses, that Jazzles succeeds with the poor and the disadvantaged perhaps like no other program – and at a cost that will be more than covered by savings in special remedial programs.
In any kindergarten class, around 10 to 12 children will have one or more learning issues, many serious. Yet Jazzles can help all of them simultaneously resulting in less interventions that are a major budget burden.
From 10 years experience, supported by independent research, we know Jazzles has the potential to reverse failing reading scores. Here's how it works.
Using the engaging and mnemonic power of music:
Jazzles Transforms Song into a Learning to Read Tool
Inventions change the ways we do things. Jazzles is an invention in learning to read – because it's a unique method\process that creates significant task enriched automaticity in teaching and learning that achieves early reading (and general learning) outcomes 'effortlessly' and 'enjoyably' – even for children who normally struggle.
By singing the Jazzles songs, watching the animations and their subtitles (Matching Captions), children automatically develop their vocabulary (in connected text), initial sound fluency, comprehension (via the animations), left–to–right tracking and one–to–one correspondence.
This automaticity helps Jazzles prevent one of the greatest causes of reading failure – children getting 'bogged' down by unfamiliar words and meanings. This leaves them cognitively 'free' to work on developing other, more challenging areas in reading and writing.
While we don't expect you to believe us 'sight unseen', we would hope that the Pedagogy below justifies a more serious review, including an email request for a free, no-risk, no obligation extended trial.
Jazzles Pedagogical Strategies
For Pre–K and Kindergarten:
- Jazzles is play–based learning. Rich in opportunities for collaborative activities, it actively supports children's learning process and development in the provision of powerful contexts that actively engage socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
- Caters for every child's learning style preferences and up to 8 multiple intelligences, providing a rich, exploratory information environment.
- Through carefully structured teacher created Lesson Plans, children develop extensive use of oral language by engaging in dialogues directed at:
Helps schools to achieve most requisite components of their Vision and Value Statements.
- Achieving appreciation of different perspectives.
- Learning literacy and numeracy practices.
- Developing thinking and problem–solving strategies.
- Developing imagination and creativity.
- Engaging children in dialogue and dramatic play in real world experiences they will encounter and exploring the ways to resolve. (For example: bullying, losing possessions, how to handle success and failure, etc.)
- Exploring ways to symbolize experiences through language, art, writing and dramatic play.
- Developing collaboration by providing activities in which children can learn from each other and solve problems together.
- With Jazzles, children are able to learn through all their senses, to make connections to prior knowledge, to practice and master learning, stay focused and take risks with the capability for self–assessment and feedback.
The Jazzles Pedagogy Supports:
Every Jazzles Interactive Reading Song develops the following skills:
- Vocabulary and Oral English Language.
- Alphabetic Principle (sound/letter association).
- Phonemic Awareness (how letters sound in words).
- Comprehension. (Words have meaning – in context.)
- Listening Comprehension.
- Sight Words. (The 26 songs collectively cover three quarters of the English language words included in most high fluency and sight word lists.)
- Concepts about Print. (Directionality, one to one correspondence etc.)
- Expression – to model and help frame a sentence to express an idea. To have the vocabulary and confidence to use real words instead of 'filler' words like 'thingy' and 'stuff'. To use gestures and facial expressions recalled from the animations.
- Visual Literacy – recognized as a critical 21st Century Skill that can be used to motivate children to achieve high quality learning outcomes.
- Creative writing – one of the most challenging tasks a teacher faces.
- Reading development via the Arts.
- Fine and gross motor skills.
- Grammar, punctuation, pronunciation.
- The role of music in learning.
- Social and Personal Skills development (including little life skills).
The Jazzles Pedagogy and Vocabulary Support
Vocabulary is the most important precursor to learning to read yet under allocated in classroom time. Instead of having to plan extra time, Jazzles incorporates vocabulary development seamlessly as part of every song animation and reinforced by extension activities detailed in the Jazzles lesson plans
that are proven to work:
- Integration – connecting new vocabulary to prior knowledge. (A core Jazzles strategy.)
- Repetition – encountering/using the word/concept many times through choral singing and JazzleOke.
- Meaningful use – multiple opportunities to use new words in themed activities including – but not restricted to – creative arts, drama, events, storyboarding for creative collaboration and writing and directed discussions.
To quote Fulbright Fellow , E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (founder and chairman of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia), “Those who are language–poor in early childhood get relatively poorer, and fall further behind, while the verbally rich get richer. Clearly the key is to make sure that from kindergarten on, every student, from the start, understands the gist of what is heard or read. If preschoolers and kindergartners are offered substantial and coherent lessons concerning the human and natural worlds, then the results show up five years or so later in significantly improved verbal scores. ”
Jazzles excels at developing a rich vocabulary base of well over 1,000 words rapidly and enjoyably. And never by rote! To read how, click here
Jazzles represents the biggest, fully integrated, interactive, multi-media resource available for creatively developing cross–curricula oral language skills and early reading skills.
Every single resource and activity is integrated as part of an instructional scaffolded approach to fully promote the development of early literacy skills starting with children from the age of 3.
Role of Creative Arts and Crafts
The Jazzles Visual and Performing Arts activities are designed for developing the whole child and identifying Multiple Intelligence strengths while learning invaluable literacy skills.
These creative experiences playfully extend creative, personal, social and motor skills through:
- Role play.
- Drawing and craft etc.
The 26 Jazzles Lesson Plans are a time-saving bonus in the pivotal use of Jazzles resources to optimize Cognitive and non-Cognitive higher order learning including:
- Grammar and punctuation.
- Faster and more extensive sight words acquisition to achieve higher levels of fluent and expressive reading.
- Creative thinking and discussion to extend vocabulary.
- Creative writing.
- Inspiration for Visual and Performing Arts projects.
- Catalyst for research and inquiry.
- Social/life skills.
- Social Studies and Natural Science.
So Much More than Just a Unique 'Learn to Read' Program!
Read more about how the Jazzles play based/song-themed Pedagogy brings teachers and children together to optimize learning and early reading. Developed by an experienced teacher, Lesley Beth, the
program is detailed in this free 110 page teacher's guide. Click here to anonymously download.
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