Program

What is TIGER TUESDAY?

It is a research-proven, multisensory, phonics-centered
reading program for beginning and struggling readers
BASED ENTIRELY IN PLAY.

How is it different from other reading programs?


Features and Benefits of the Tiger Tuesday Reading Program

ENGAGING & FUNResearch and common sense tell us that we learn more when we’re engaged. And if we’re having fun, we’re engaged.

Tiger Tuesday and the Tuesday family—his parents, his pet dog Thurman and pet frog Marshmallow, his older sister Trudy, his older brother Tuffy, his younger brother Tommy, and his younger sister Tammy—appear in all of the “anchor” stories of the program. Although the primary focus of each unit is learning and practicing a specific phonemic pattern, children quickly identify with the family members and enjoy the funny, wacky, and educational adventures of Tiger and his brothers and sisters. The story The Tale of Tiger Tuesday sets the stage for learning through its theme—that if we persist, our dreams can come true.

But it’s the games that provide the best practice and fun, and are therefore the hub of the Tiger Tuesday Reading Program. Embedding the phonemic decoding skills kids need to learn in games provides them the repetition they need. (And they don't even know they’re learning.)
COMPREHENSIVEThere are reading programs that focus only on phonics or only on one of the other pillars of reading. There are companies who produce workbooks or games, but only STRONG Learning integrates all of the Five Pillars of Reading into one program—connecting stories, worksheets, games, and plays in units. Every activity supports the development of one or more of the five pillars of reading. Together, they support the development of all five at once. Everything you need to teach a child to read is here. But that’s not all. Opportunities for self-discovery, creative thinking, and learning other English language arts principles are also provided.
CHILD-CENTEREDAlthough pre-designed lesson plans with a prescribed order of events are provided in Teacher’s Guides, the program is designed to fit the needs of individual students. Where do you begin? At the level the student has attained. In a limited time frame, which activities should we focus on? Depends on what most engages the child. Whether a child is beginning or has struggled in learning to read, practice is key, but HOW they practice doesn’t matter. Just that they do.
ADAPTABLEEvery element of the program can be adapted for use with one child, with small groups, and even whole classrooms. Teacher’s Guides include suggestions for use and game directions provide alternative ways to play all games based on how many students are participating. From stories to worksheets to games to plays, it provides what every student needs most—purposeful playful practice of foundational skills.
AFFORDABLEYou can buy the complete reading program, phonemic-specific modules (Alphabet to Diphthongs), a variety of games, or individual items like single games or FunBooks. Whether you’re a homeschooling parent, the head of a school, or a district curriculum/instructional coordinator, there is something for you. CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE ALL THE OPTIONS!


Purposeful Playful Practice!
Tiger Tuesday makes learning to read fun, fast & easy