The Tiger Tuesday Organic Reading Program
A complete reading program with individual modules that can be used separately to focus on specific areas of need. The Organic Reading Program follows the nature of the child and helps beginning and young struggling readers succeed while integrating social & emotional learning – SEL. Most appropriate for students in grades K-3.
The Tale of Tiger Tuesday
At the heart of the Tiger Tuesday Program are the characters who live on Tuesday Street. In The Tale of Tiger Tuesday, Tiger and all of the characters who appear in the stories in each unit and module are introduced. A video of the story is also available for streaming at home or in the classroom, as shown.
Alphabet and Consonant FunBooks
The Alphabet Bundle helps beginning readers, and readers who are struggling, learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet in both upper and lower case, and to write the letters sequentially. The Consonant Sounds focus on the beginning consonant sounds, including blends and digraphs, and ending consonant sounds.
FunBooks are spiral-bound to lay flat, easy for children to use. Each student FunBook has seven (7) chapters or story units.
CONTENTS OF EACH CHAPTER UNIT
- An age-appropriate story involving Tiger and one or more of his family members
- Reading comprehension and general knowledge questions relating to the story
- Phonics worksheets that:
a. Reinforce learning of the focused-on phonemic pattern via writing, word searches, and other exercises
b. Encourage self-exploration and higher order thinking
c. Provide practice with distinguishing between beginning consonant sounds in rhyming words that conform to the focused-on phonemic pattern
d. Communicate “concepts of print” through word and sentence “scrambles” — letters appear in a specific order to create words, and words appear in a specific order to create sentences
The glue of the Tiger Tuesday Organic Reading Program are the games. Lotto-style “Fill-the-House” games provide practice with word “families” like the “ake” family (cake, make, rake, take, etc.); bridge-sized cards used to play up to 15 different games like Bingo, Memory, Go Fish, and War focused on the current phoneme.
The Tiger Tuesday Organic Reading Program comes with a downloadable Teachers Guide. The comprehensive guide offers suggestions for introducing and reviewing each phonemic pattern and pre-designed lesson plans, outlining objectives and materials needed.