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International House London Institute

Workshop - Jolly Phonics

Developing phonics, reading and writing.

This course is for the teacher who has been using a Synthetic Phonics approach successfully for a while or has attended the Synthetic Phonics Part 1.
Ideal for Year 1 and 2 teachers and the rest of Primary, Special Educational Needs assistants and Teaching Assistants/Helpers. Psichopedagogs will find this course very useful too!

Objectives
To develop Phonics through exploring in more details the teaching of synthetic phonics reinforcing its teaching practice, and learn about how it follows on from the first phases of Phonics. You will be shown how you can continue to develop children’s phonics knowledge enabling them to improve their vocabulary, spelling and comprehension into Year 2 and the rest of Primary.

Content
• Developing the knowledge of the English Alphabetic Code. The teaching of the alternative spellings and sounds.
• The Simple View of Reading.
•  Reading and Writing: Shared, Guided and Independent. Reading Decodable texts and books.
•  Intervention Programmes for the slow to learn or struggling child.
•  Assessment.

Methodology
You will be taken through lesson guides, structure and pace of teaching. Ideas and strategies for teaching spelling in a fun and enjoyable way are explored through sample lessons and demonstration of real classroom scenarios in the UK and in Argentina.

You will be taken through sample lessons and demonstrations of real classroom scenarios.

Grace Vilar
She is an English teacher who has over 30 years of classroom experience. She was Head of Primary at Colegio San Antonio, a bilingual school in San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires till December 2011. Before that she worked as an English teacher and coordinator at Colegio Manuel Belgrano and Sworn Junior College till she was promoted as a Headmistress of Sworn College in Moreno where she built up the foundation of the new bilingual school of that area.

She now works as a full time Teacher trainer, Education and Literacy Consultant, and ESSARP trainer, offering advice and training to schools and teachers. She is a Synthetic Phonics independent trainer providing training in Jolly Phonics, Floppy´s Phonics OUP and Phonics International specially in Latin America in bilingual contexts. As an expert on the field of Literacy in the bilingual context, Grace is the author of the Spanish programme for Phonics International “El codigo Alfabetico Español y las habilidades de lectoescritura”.

She also trains on Classroom Management, Cooperative Learning and group work, and Reading and Writing strategies so as to get the best results in the classroom and in school. All of her trainings are dynamical, lively, practical and personal.