RUE Episode 38 Pets Comprehension

Our cat Pumpkin. Cats are great pets, but they’re different from dogs.

This episode is all about pets as well as Listening Comprehension, hence the episode name Pets Comprehension.  We also look at the general classification of animals in terms of their degree of domestication. We also take advantage of the word “pet” to introduce another step in basic English phonics.

Watching Episode 38

Click here to watch Episode 38 in its entirety.

You can also watch this episode in segments, each lasting about 10 minutes.  For the first segment, click here.

Watch Segment 2

Segment 3

Language Objective

Apply learned vocabulary and prior knowledge to comprehend a video clip about pets. Classify various animals in terms of their degree of domestication.  Identify the short E sound and use it to sound out words containing the short E.

Academic Content Objectives

Science: Explain the habitat needs of various animals according to their degree of domestication.  Agriculture: List the way that animal needs are met for domesticated animals and how those needs are met with wild animals.  Civics: Citizenship: List the responsibilities of a pet owner in meeting the needs of their pets.

Videos Used in this Episode

Click here to watch the video about pet care.

Lesson Materials

What follows are the materials we used in this episode.  Clicking on a slide will make it bigger.  Use your back arrow key to return to this page.

Outside Links

One of the videos featured in this episode is about an organization that trains dogs to help people with some special needs. Click here to visit the website of Dogs for Better Lives.

The following link takes you to the Phonics site of Starfall.com. Click here to visit that great, fun website.

Next Episode

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