Shanique Hutchinson

Kumano City Board of Education, Mie

Assistant Language Teacher


Sessions

Teaching Phonics Using the Jolly Phonics Approach

Teaching Children
Sat, Nov 21, 10:45-12:15 JST

This is a report of a pilot study on teaching phonics to fifth and sixth grade students in Mie, Japan. A revised course of study will be implemented in 2020 and phonics will be a new element added to the fifth and sixth grades foreign language curriculum. Due to the time constraint, we modified the Jolly Phonics approach and taught 18 sounds in two semesters. All the students enjoyed learning phonics and acquired the sounds.