• Happily Ever After

    Language Arts, GRADE PRE-K, American English

A Readiness Program with Children’s Literature at Its Heart

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Is a readiness program designed to give children the foundation they need to be successful when they begin formal reading instruction. Well-known, beautifully illustrated selections of children’s literature are the basis of the 10 units in the program.

Happily Ever After teaches a rich curriculum of early literacy skills, focusing on four areas:

  • Language and vocabulary
  • Fine motor skills
  • Direction-following skills
  • Listening skills

Here’s why it works:

1. Early reading skills are most effectively taught when integrated with the other language arts.

2. Explicit instruction supports children at every step.

3. Motivation is key to children’s success.

4. A multimodal approach engages all children.

Happily Ever After includes:

  • Story structure and appreciation
  • Print and book awareness
  • Letter recognition and naming
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Listening and direction following
  • Fine motor skills: cutting, folding, gluing, tracing, coloring, using a pencil
  • Recognizing 10 colors and 8 shapes
  • Instructional concepts and vocabulary, such as same and different; in, on; top, middle, bottom
  • Oral language development
  • Emergent writing through children’s dictation

Strategies for Readers leveled reading program fits into any reading framework and provides the scaffolded support students need to advance their reading levels and meet the rigor of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

  • Close, purposeful reading helps students find evidence to support their thinking and deepen their comprehension.
  • Increasingly complex texts expand reading range and quality.
  • Continuous focus on word relationships and meanings aids vocabulary expansion.

Also included with each unit:

  • A Unit Opener that introduces the theme
  • Discussion questions to explore the topic of each text
  • Ideas for group projects in the Teacher Edition
  • Connect to Life activities that encourage collaboration
  • Additional comprehension and skills practice in the Reader’s Log
Happily Ever AfterTM Components
  • Program Materials for the Student: Include big books, CDs, take-home storybooks, group activity and concept boards, activity pages, letter
    and color recognition activities, and take-home letters.

  • Program Materials for the Teacher: Provide everything the teacher needs to run a class in one handy binder that includes teacher’s guides, blackline masters, CDs, tactile cards, student letter cards, and color squares.


Student Materials

Student resources

For Students at each level

Program Materials for the Student