- Author: Dr. Karen Holinga, Ph.D.
Jack and Jill uses fun and engaging nursery rhymes to teach spelling skills and introduce new words. Nursery rhymes tell a story, helping students develop an understanding of simple narrative sequences and provide expanded opportunities for vocabulary development. Easy to say and easy to learn, nursery rhymes add an indispensable auditory component to this level.
Is Your Child Ready for Jack and Jill?
This level is suggested for a student who prints easily with lowercase letters and who knows most letter sounds, including long and short vowels.
Questions to ask:
- Can my student focus on a worksheet for at least 10 minutes?
- Can my student write comfortably?
- Can my student give the sounds for most letters?
- Is my student beginning to read?
If you answered "Yes" to all these questions, your child is ready to begin Jack and Jill.
Jack and Jill will provide practice in writing individual letters and in hearing the sounds they make in simple words. It will also provide opportunities for students to study words in the context of nursery rhymes by marking letter patterns, copying words and passages, and writing from dictation.