Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction - James Dean, James Dean

Pete the Cat is a exciting and fun way for young children to learn. This series is most appropriate for kindergartners, and some of the lessons that came to mind with this specific story is sequencing and personification. After reading the story, we can discuss as a class the sequence of events in the story, and the teacher can have manipulatives ready for students to use to practice. For personification, after teaching the students about how this is used in literature, the teacher will read the story to the children. While they are listening they will record the different ways Pete the Cat is given human-like characteristics in this specific story. They can record this on a character web graphic organizer that the teacher gives to them before reading.