Play Together: “Dub Cubs” #1 (BTL game)

  • “Dub Cubs” (BTL game)

MA Standards:

English Language Arts/Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.2 Recall information for short periods of time and retell, act out, or represent information from a text read aloud, a recording, or a video (e.g., watch a video about birds and their habitats and make drawings or constructions of birds and their nests).
English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.2.a With guidance and support, recognize and produce rhyming words (e.g., identify words that rhyme with /cat/ such as /bat/ and /sat/).

Head Start Outcomes:

Language Development/Receptive Language Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
Literacy Knowledge/Phonological Awareness Identifies and discriminates between sounds and phonemes in language, such as attention to beginning and ending sounds of words and recognition that different words begin or end with the same sound.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 8 Listen to, identify, and manipulate language sounds to develop auditory discrimination and phonemic awareness.

Play Together: “Dub Cubs” #1 (BTL game)

ELA Focus Skills: Active Viewing, Following Directions, Phonological Awareness (ending sounds, rhyme, rhythm)

Remind children of the rhyming words in the story. Say, The wolf says huff and puff. Huff and puff rhyme; they have the same ending sound /uff/. Tell children that today they will play Between the Lions “Dub Cubs,” a computer rhyming game.

  • Introduce children to the game. Guide them to understand that when they click on the picture, objects appear that rhyme, or have the same ending sound, as the pictures.
  • Then, as they click on objects, the cubs identify them in the order in which they were clicked. Have children repeat each word aloud after the cubs.

Play the game with children for a few minutes. Then remind children that “Dub Cubs” is available in the Technology Center.

Adaptation: Younger children may benefit by doing this with one-on-one supervision until they become thoroughly familiar with the routine. Then let them explore on their own.

English Language Learners: Pair English language learners with strong English speakers to help them follow the instructions online and learn the word endings naturally.

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