Educators are constantly searching for reading strategies to meet all children's needs. The CUBS (Children Ultimately Being Successful) Reading Readiness Program provides high quality literacy instruction to meet the needs of all students' learning styles.at their own individual success level. CUBS is designed to bridge the achievement gap between pre-readiness and readiness skills. There are numerous activities that can be used in literacy centers.
The lesson plans are designed to provide additional support for children, through highly interactive and age appropriate hands on activities. The activities address all of the learning modalities - auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic. Teaching all modalities ensures the children opportunities to enhance speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
The CUBS Reading Readiness Program consists of two stages. Please view the CUBS Stage 1 Reading Readiness Program also on TpT.
Following CUBS Reading Readiness Stage 1, Stage 2 continues to provide children the opportunity to learn and /or review the name of each alphabet letter, recognize each letter in both capital and lower case forms and learn the sound(s) of each alphabet letter. Phonemic awareness, phonics and structural analysis skills and activities are offered in this stage. Stage 2 is for children who have mastered stage 1, but need a little more practice and self-assurance.
CUBS Stage 2 consists of twelve lesson plans of highly motivating lesson plans. The first seven lesson plans of stage 2 are centered on alphabet books. Alphabet books help children hear certain words that begin with certain sounds. Over and over again, they hear that "m" is for mouse in one alphabet book, monkey in another alphabet book, moose in another one and mother still in another. Soon the children recognize that the pictures and the words on the page begin with the same sound that the letter on the page makes at the beginning of the words. They begin detecting this pattern. Reading alphabet books help children develop this ability. Alphabet books do help children develop phonemic awareness.
In stage 2, a group of letters and sounds are reviewed in lesson plans 1-7 - averaging four letters per lesson. A phonemic guide is also provided in these 7 lesson plans.
Lesson plans 8-12 of stage 2 focuses on rhyming activities. Rhyming allows children to listen to the words and learn more about words and how they work. hyming activities develop one of the most critical concepts for success in beginning reading - phonemic awareness. Phonemic skills such as, rimes and onsets, phoneme blending and segmentation, and phonemic substitution and deletion are all included in CUBS Stage 2. This activities move from individual letter-sound associations to phonograms, word familes and rimes. Structural analysis, which is breaking down words into parts, is also a component of stage 2. The structural analysis activities consist of word families and rimes. Rhyming books are resources used for the second part of stage 2, which consist of 5 lessons plans - lessons 8-12.
Any alphabet books can be used for 1-7 lesson plans. The following books need to be purchased for lesson plans 8-12.
Lesson 8 - Miss Mary Mack; Lesson 9 - One Duck Stuck!; Lesson 10 - Mud!; Lesson 11 - We Play; Lesson 12 - I Was Walking Down the Road
There are 204 sessions in stage 1 and 2 of CUBS.
Th CUBS Reading Readiness Program is not only for prekindergarten and kindergarten children. It is for any child who needs more reinforcement and additional support of prerequisite skills. It is a program that will boost every child's confidence and self-esteem. They will love the activity ideas provided.
Please view the sample. I have included the entire lesson plan 8 to give you an ideas of the program. Thank you for your interest.