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Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Clifford the Big Red Dog. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Clifford the Big Red Dog is here to introduce some new vocabulary terms in context to young readers. Although this activity is designed around Norman Bridwell's picture book, the strategies are applicable for any text. Introduce the new words before reading the story aloud (you'll find guidance here for habit and perfect), asking kids to raise their hands when they hear one of these words. There are comprehension questions designed to get scholars making connections to familiar concepts; decide whether you will complete these during, before, or after the reading. Check out the graphic organizers for visual learners.
Students explore English by reading a classic story in class. In this story vocabulary lesson, students read the book Clifford the Big Red Dog and identify the use of specific vocabulary words. Students define the certain vocabulary terms and utilize them to participate in a word activity.
Learners discover the meaning of new vocabulary words from Clifford the Big Red Dog.  In this vocabulary lesson, students read the story, listening for pre-selected vocabulary words. Words are defined by the teacher and learners practice recognizing meaning and correct usage with teacher guidance.
Hello, Clifford! Pupils discuss pets and make predictions about Clifford, the Big Red Dog. They demonstrate recognition and decoding skills by finding words with -ack and -ook sounds to add to a list. Then they work on the computer to write sentences using words that make the target sounds.
Students complete a literacy lesson about rewards. In this literacy lesson, students listen to an on-line story about Clifford, the Big Red Dog and how to get him to do tricks. They answer questions about what type of trick they would do to receive treat. They list treats that interest them and tell whether they would work harder for a treat. They color pictures of treats and what they would do to get them.
Students explore the concept of cooperation. In this literature lesson, students read Clifford's Busy Week and discuss teamwork as they create "Lost and Found" journals and build paper trains.
Explain to your readers a variety of decoding strategies to improve their reading fluency. They observe the teacher modeling blending, then in pairs take turns reading the book Clifford the Big Red Dog. Learners then time each other reading and record their reading rates on a graph. Work on speed and accuracy with your young ones.
Clifford The Big Red Dog is well-known to many Pre-K and Kindergarten children. In this activity, the listen to the book, Clifford Learns About the Circus and So Do We! Then, they learn how to make an accordion book that spells the word, "clown." Construction paper is used, and the instructions are simple. A fun, creative activity that the kids should enjoy.
Young readers practice their beginning consonant sounds. Solid worksheets prompt students to practice their consonant in fun ways. These worksheets use Clifford the Big Red Dog as a theme, and give the kids excellent and colorful practice.
Learners explore the classic folktale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf". In this "The Dog Who Cried 'Woof!'" lesson plan, students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the story of "The Dog Who Cried 'Woof!'" with the original tale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and discuss the important lessons that both stories emphasize.
Learners learn the value of respect. In this Clifford the Big Red Dog lesson plan, students read the story, discuss respect, and experience a mini-international festival.
Incorporate the centers from this lesson plan into your unit on letter name and sound recognition. There are a total of three centers; the first requires the Internet to complete activities from an external website, center two is a teacher-directed BINGO game, and the last center is a "Go Fish" letter card game. Use any or all of these center ideas!
Young scholars are introduced to the concept of incentives. Using incentives, they discover how it alters people's behaviors. They use the internet to read stories with Clifford the Dog and identify how he works for treats. They complete an online activity as well.
Students encounter how to read quickly, effortlessly, and using expression they must become fluent readers. They work on word recognition in order for students to comprehend text and become fluent readers. In order for students to achieve word recognition automatically, reading and re-reading decodable text must happen.
Learners study the /d/ sound by making the sound and determining where their tongue is when the make it. They repeat a tongue twister while emphasizing the /d/ sounds. Next, they identify the sound in words as the teacher uses a puppet as a prop to say the words. Next, they write the letter and listen for the /d/ sound in a story which is read aloud. For an assessment, they complete a picture page worksheet.
Students complete various activities regarding letter recognition and letter sound recognition at three centers around the room. They play "ABC BINGO," "Go Fish," and an online activity in which they match letters to given pictures and words.
What is peace and what does it mean to our society? To understand why peace is celebrated and what character traits or concepts relate to the action of peace, learners engage in a discussion, story time, and a craft project. The lesson idea can be fitting for any holiday that promotes peace and unity, including: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harmony Day, Unity Day, or Peace Day. Along with the main craft, which is a unity wreath, links to other crafts and book titles are included. 
Invite little learners to consider the use, function, and creation of Internet passwords. They start by discussing why keeping personal information secure online is important. A fun and functional exercise is used to help them understand what it takes to create a strong password and why it is so necessary in today's online society. An excellent lesson!
The classic Clifford stories are used in this language arts lesson. Learners become familiar with words used in various stories about Clifford. They record how many times Clifford's name is used in the book, and complete a sharing worksheet. Each child is invited to bring in their own Clifford book for the lesson.

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