The Puppy

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A puppy plays around the house making a big mess. Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – The, and, the, – Content words – Puppy, puppy, socks, blocks, soap, rope, mat, bat, cat, Stop, that, – Repeated phrase – The puppy and the, – Phonics and phonemic awareness – S (Stop), s (socks, soap, blocks), Th (The), th (the, that); -at rime (mat, bat, cat, that), – Punctuation – full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks – Special Feature – Rhyme at the end of each line. Skills and Strategies The Puppy can be used to introduce and reinforce: – responding to simple questions about the story content, – reading a variety of simple high-frequency words in context, – writing using the conventions of capital letters and full stops – recognising rhyming words. Materials – copies of BLM, scissors, glue, pencil, water-based paint, painting shirts/aprons, wipeable tabletop, – paper divided into three sections, scissors, glue.

Themes covered in this book are: Pets and Responsibility

Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)

Book dimensions14.5cm x 16.5cm; 16 pages

AuthorJane Buxton

SeriesFirst Stories


Guided Reading Level1-2

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicPets | Responsibility

Strategy/SkillsGrammar and conventions | Phonemic awareness | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count16

Word Count39