Deconstructing Dede's Pet Shop

Below are different opportunities to teach and/or reinforce some very important concepts/skills in the 3 key areas of development. All the vocabulary used comes from this sweet story, giving these words context.

Speech sounds

Using minimal pairs is a great way to teach children about sounds. Just ONE sound difference creates a different word with a whole new different meaning. Enjoy!

Practice sounds that are made in the front of the mouth versus sounds that are made in the back of the mouth.

Coming soon! Practice 1-syllable words that end in vowel sounds versus words that end in consonant sounds. 

oral Language

Robust oral language skills are a pillar of literacy skills

The most frequently used words in our language known as “core vocabulary”.

Vocabulary from the book broken down into: antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs.

 The pronunciation of this suffix changes depending on the word. List of these verbs with rules for pronunciation of the ED coming soon!

Literacy Skills

Dede’s Pet Shop is rich in concepts to enhance a child’s literacy skills

CVC Words

Putting sounds together to formulate words for early readers.

Phonological/Phonemic Awareness

Many opportunities to practice training little ears to listen for specific sounds, and identifying words that rhyme.

High Frequency Words

The most frequently occurring words in print have been made into different lessons for practice.

Interactive parts

Use interactive parts to facilitate responses for: “wh” questions, story retell, and compare & contrast.

people and pets

Places and Objects