What is the Jazzles Learning Paradigm?Arts Integrated Whole-Part-Whole Learning Reinforced with Musical VAK-T Engagement!

"Jazzles ELA is a new learning paradigm," says teacher Lesley Beth

If Jazzles ELA is unlike any other ELA program, it's a fair chance it's better because, despite nearly 50 years of national focus on reading development, from the 1960 's ESEA legislation to the recent NCLB initiative, the majority of children in the U.S. are still failing to read at a proficient level.

Compare the Jazzles Learning Paradigm that includes 7 integrated strategies versus traditional classroom unisensory approaches:

1. Music and Singing: Research irrefutably proves they stimulate specific regions of the brain responsible for engagement, memory, motor control, timing and language.
2. Engaging Emotions: It is self -evident that emotion is learning's on/off switch. Whether good or bad, emotional experiences, leave strong traces in the brain. Jazzles uses laughter, happiness and creative experiences to ensure the switch is always on - and even if used in just one classroom, the Jazzles positive atmosphere permeates to neighboring classrooms.
3. Whole-Part-Whole Learning: Without WPW learning, children from low or no literacy backgrounds can feel lost in a class with more fortunate students. That's why it is important to create a common knowledge base from which teachers can engage every student to develop new skills. WPW learning is at the center of Lesley Beth's advanced ELA Lesson Plans.
4. Literacy Rich Songs: Although jingles are a proven and fundamental strategy commonly used in advertising to develop recall, Lesley is the first and only educator to systematically use the educational benefits of jingles for literacy development. Typically, jingles contain one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote recall of the product being advertised. In this case the product is reading and all of its six big ideas: Phonemic Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Fluency, Comprehension and Concepts about Print. Alliterative songs like jingles are a form of sound branding which is why they work so effectively and intuitively in literacy learning without ever using rote for letter sounds and phonemic awareness.
5. Multimedia Integration: Jazzles ELA spans multiple media types including text, audio, graphics, musical animations, and interactivity to convey mini-packages of core literacy information in a completely integrated way.
6. Arts Integration: Over a ten year period, Lesley Beth has ' honed ' the role of the Arts to engage children at unequalled levels in constructing, extending and demonstrating core ELA competencies. With Jazzles, it is a simple creative process that any teacher can apply! For example, informal drama to extend comprehension and confidence with oral language and delivery.
7. VAK-T Strategies: 75% of students entering school are Visual and Kinetic learners. Many children only become engaged when moving - Jazzles themed Lesson Plans are full of learning-directed, kinesthetic-tactile activities - including choral singing, hand/body actions, movement, dancing, mime, percussion, drama/performance, art/craft etc. These are all directed at developing language proficiency with knowledge proficiency, without which meaningful reading cannot take place because of deficits in comprehension.

The combination of these 7 research-grounded strategies is unparalleled by any other curriculum program.

If you are a school leader challenged with knowing what to do to change results, think that it is not about more PD, but the combination of resources, pedagogy, methodology and PD to provide the engagement and rigor you are requiring for today's diverse classrooms.

Lesley Beth and Jazzles ELA can help you from as little as $19.95 a month or $90 a month for your whole school. For more information, contact me - Lesley Beth

It's a New, Unique, Pivotal Language Methodology!

The Jazzles Arts Integration Learning Paradigm uses humor, animation, subtitles, jazzy music, singing, performance and visual arts to engage even the most reluctant learner.

Children need vocabulary in order to communicate, read and write. So firstly, Jazzles begins its thematic and 'Whole-Part-Whole' learning, with arts-integrated fun to effortlessly activate a common vocabulary and reading text.

Jazzles learning units always begin with its unique, pivotal resource - an animated song with its lyric viewed as alliteratively-highlighted, 'matching captions'.

This specially designed, interactive resource provides oral language and text meaning support through the use of animation, visual language features, modeled language and even sound effects!

The joy of social interaction by choral singing, viewing, performing song actions, percussion, drama and karaoke ensures simultaneous visual, aural and kinesthetic (VAK) engagement and therefore optimum learning.

Singing is by far the happiest way to practice and internalize English language (ideal for ESL students). The 'language memory power' of singing accelerates the acquisition of oral English, but also viewing it simultaneously as a reading text, intuitively processes the 6 beginning reading skills of:

  1. 1. Comprehension
  2. 2. Vocabulary knowledge
  3. 3. Phonemic Awareness
  4. 4. Alphabetic Principle
  5. 5. Concepts about Print
  6. 6. Fluency

"Exploring the neurobiology of music, researchers discovered direct evidence that music stimulates specific regions of the brain responsible for memory, motor control, timing and language."
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W-P-W Learning With Jazzles Resources

Empowered with a familiar oral and reading text, students confidently build effective processing systems when JazzleOke1 transforms into other multimodal texts (JazzleOke2, JazzleOke3, JazzleBook1, JazzleBook2 and Jazzles Activity Pages).

Empowered teachers can use explicit, systematic, balanced and integrated teaching with the whole class using the common familiarized text! Learning from what they already know - meaningful text - gives students the self-confidence in their ability to succeed at reading.

Empowered, students can:

  • 1. Engage personally with the text.
  • 2. Develop and apply contextual knowledge.
  • 3. Develop understanding and apply language forms and features.
  • 4. Understand and apply knowledge of vocabulary.
  • 5. Develop and apply phonemic, graphological, phonological, syntactic and semantic knowledge.
  • 6. Respond to, read and view texts.
  • 7. Respond to and compose texts.

When imaginative inquiry is ignited by child-relevant themes and social values inherent in each of the 26 Jazzles songs, it's easy for a creative, co-constructed learning environment to flourish with higher-level dialogue and self-initiated learning extensions. E.g. song-themed visual arts, research projects, composing texts, performances, interviews, etc.

Watching the song animations, reading the 'matching captions', seeing contextual clues in story lines, collectively singing and moving to the beat, means that all children (including English Learners, autistic and disadvantaged students) experience an unbeatable combination of ways to absorb and internalize words and their meanings. And, with Jazzles ELA, children have no reader level boundaries - enabling them to build a strong vocabulary foundation and a richness of spoken language.

Is it any wonder that motivated students begin to enjoy English language and become confident to express themselves?

  • JazzleOke 1

    The primary resource. Musical animations. The prolifically alliterative 'Matching Captions' enables students to 'take-out' letter-sounds, while familiarizing themselves with words,phrases and meanings.

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
  • JazzleOke 2

    Matching Captions Karaoke - featuring word highlighting. Forms the centerpiece for arts-integrated 'JazzleOke Friday' with children making props, backdrops, supporting roles and video directing!

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
  • JazzleOke 3

    With the musical JazzleOke 3 format, the lyrics are formatted in whole text, further developing children's CAP skills, including starting from the top, left -to-right and Return Sweep as well as role of punctuation and sentence structure.

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
  • JazzleBook 1

    This drag and drop game takes the 'drill and kill' out of learning rapid word recognition skills! It develops children's skills at word-picture associations including association between images in the animations with verbs and adjectives in the Matching Captions.

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
  • JazzleBook 2

    The e*book for each animation features 'read-again' modeled reading of texts and words. Having experienced JazzleOke 1 and 2, children automatically tap into recalled lyrics to confidendlty attempt to read along. The modeled reading demonstrates the evolution of sung lyrics into oral text. Ideal for ELL children struggling with pronunciation and intonation

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
  • Transitioning to Printed Texts

    With Jazzles ELA, it's is simple for children to confidently transition to reading printed texts. With the relevant song playing in the background, children happily sing along, using one-to one correspondence to follow the words while moving to the beat that creates the recall for reading fluency.

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
  • A Whole Science in the Lyrics

    At a literacy level, there is a 'whole science' to the prolifically alliterative construction of Jazzles lyrics. Designed to promote understanding of sound-letter relationships, collective singing of the Jazzles songs rapidly builds experience and practice of vocabulary and pronunciation in connected text - as well as acquisition of over 75% of the English language words included in most high fluency and sight word lists. Arts integration extensions include dramatization, dance, performance, choreography and more!

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
  • Integrated Activity Pages

    Using five senses and multiple intelligences, the Jazzles experience is about creating a true multisensory VAK-T environment. Research proves children in a multisensory environment always do better than those in unisensory environments with more recall with better resolution evident even 20 years later. While playing the Jazzles songs/music in the background, use the printable pages on to reinforce all early reading skills including early spelling, fine motor skills, handwriting skills and creative craft pages to reinforce letter sounds.

    • July 2013
    • Curriculum, ELA CCSS, AiE, VAK
Contact info
  • Lesley Beth
  • CleverShow Corp DBA Jazzles
  • 112 N Curry Street
  • Carson City
  • Nevada 89703-4934
  • +1 530 687 6305
  • lesleybeth@jazzles.com
  • JazzleOke
International Contact
  • Kevin Condon
  • OSS Pty Ltd
  • 68 Louisa Road,
  • Birchgrove NSW 2041
  • Australia
  • +61 2 9810 2784
  • kcondon@jazzles.com
  • CleverShow Corp DBA Jazzles