shop for shorts

Shop for Shorts

Shop for Shorts
Target text


Recognize and produce the /sh/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /sh/.

Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • shop
  • shirt
  • shorts
  • shoes
  • ship


  • Pretend money 
  • Picture cards or objects that start with /sh/

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will shop for objects that start with the /sh/ sound as they listen for words that start with /sh/, such as shoe, sheet, shorts, and shirt.

Literacy Activities
Shop at the /sh/ shop 

  • Set up a shop with the /sh/ picture cards or objects and give each child some pretend money for the activity
  • Help the children identify each of the items in the /sh/ shop, pointing out that they all begin with /sh/.
  • Go through the items in the shop again and have the children hold up a pretend dollar every time they hear a word that begins with the /sh/ sound.
  • Let each child shop for different /sh/ picture cards or objects using his or her money. 
  • Help each child repeat the phrase, “I am shopping for (a) sh___,” as he or she pays for an item. 
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SEEL At Home



Recognize and produce the /sh/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /sh/


  • Pretend money 
  • Items that begin with /sh/ 

Activity: Shop for Shorts 

  • Help your child look around the house for objects that begin with the /sh/ sound (e.g., shorts, shirt, shoe, shoelace). 
  • Set up all of the /sh/ objects like a store then take turns with your child being the cashier and the shopper and saying things like, "I am shopping for (a) sh___," or "Thank you! You should come and shop again!" 
  • Repeat until all the /sh/ items have been chosen.
  • Variation: When shopping at a grocery or department store, look for things that start with the /sh/ sound and pretend to shop for them as described above.


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