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Martha Speaks; Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, part 1; part 2

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Martha Speaks
Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, part 1; part 2
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Premiered September 1, 2008

"Martha Speaks" is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

In each Martha Speaks episode, the characters use special words throughout the show. Explicit words, marked with (E), are defined by one of the characters on the show. Implicit words, marked with (I), are used on the show but not defined.

Produced with Studio B Productions, Inc. Series release date: 9/1/2008

Program Description

Ain’t Nothin’ But a Pound Dog, Part 1 Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family.

Vocabulary: (E) abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, fortunate

(I) alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough

Ain’t Nothin’ But a Pound Dog, Part 2 When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches.

Vocabulary: (E) adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal

(I) adore, belong, care, dream, hope



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Barss, Karen (Series Producer)
Sullivan, Brigid (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Martha Speaks; Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, part 1; part 2,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 19, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F0587AA245D42BA8F2D7398F9FFB855.
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