Jolly Phonics training at Doha Modern Indian School
16 May 2017 - 10:35
Doha Modern Indian School (DMIS) is well known to provide ample opportunities for teacher development to raise the standards of education imparted in the classrooms. The recent addition was Jolly Phonics Session for all English Teachers across all levels of the curriculum to enhance reading and vocabulary skills.
Communication in any language means the ability to read, write and speak it fluently. Teachers got an opportunity to hone their abilities to make their young learners read using phonetic sounds to identify the sound of each letter, join them to form words and read them. Jolly Phonics takes a steady stride towards guiding the students to read independently. Using the Synthetic approach of decoding the alphabets by their sounds, a child can put the sounds together to form new words. With practice, the student will listen to identify the sound made by each letter, then blend it to form words and sentences.
Freda from Educare conducted the workshop, which brought out the child in every teacher present. Team games helped to recall the strategies used to introduce reading in the classroom: storytelling techniques using vocal, bodily and facial expression, introduction to the sound pages, use of blends and diagraphs, use of picture flashcards to locate the sound of the word and a memory game to enhance listening to identify the position of tricky sounds in a word.
An enjoyable two hours of activity-based learning with a Certificate of Participation for every member of the group was an encouragement for each one to raise the standard of the reading skills of their students.