Clifford the Big Red Dog
Lesson plans, games, books, and other Clifford the Big Red Dog resources for teaching young readers.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Clifford and Community
The Clifford crew's latest adventure teaches them an important lesson on asking for help. Engage your students in activities that reinforce the story and message.
Clifford's Good Deeds provides an opportunity to teach students to connect illustrations and text, to identify cause and effect, and to explore vocabulary related to helping others. Activities will engage students in creative storytelling, community service ideas, and a personal hero project.
Teach your students about fire safety using the book Clifford the Firehouse Dog in your lesson. Kids make their own Clifford books too!
This beginning chapter book featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog will expand children's knowledge of whales and the concept of endangered species.
Children will 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.
Clifford Goes to School
This lesson plan provides a wide range of classroom activities related to the series of books written by Norman Bridwell about Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Use these age-appropriate books and activities to welcome children into a new learning environment and help relieve the anxiety of beginning a new school year.
Clifford and the Four Seasons
With the help of Clifford, children compare problem-solving strategies used in his stories. Also, find a variety of fun ideas to celebrate one of the most brilliant colors of autumn: orange.
Use Clifford the Big Red Dog to teach children about seasonal concepts through reading, expressive language, and art.
Clifford the Big Red Dog teaches us the importance of working together to care for our environment!
Watch as children explore this winter wonder through books, painting, and hands-on play.
This Clifford the Big Red Dog lesson teaches respect and appreciation of diversity by introducing children to holiday celebrations, customs, and traditions through reading, language, and art.
Language Learning With Clifford
Teach phonics through online games and stories starring Clifford!
Early readers practice important phonemic awareness and phonics skills as they actively listen to words read aloud. Online activities engage students in building storybooks, help students connect sounds to letters, and enhance their reading vocabulary.
Clifford’s missing! Where could he be? A lesson on prepositions takes Mrs. Power’s kindergarten students around the school looking for their lost friend. Give this learning project a try with your students -- you will be amazed at the amount of excitement and learning that takes place.
BE BIG With Clifford
Help young students understand their friends' feelings and learn to be there for others. Students will practice skills such as recalling details from a story, writing with support, and discussing the placement of objects in illustrations using directional language.
Teach students the importance of being kind to others with help from Emily Elizabeth and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Teach social and emotional skills and encourage respect for diversity with this lesson plan featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Encourage awareness of good manners through literature and creative expression — with a little help from Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Reinforce the concept of working together through teamwork by encouraging students to help construct a class train out of paper.
Use this lesson to teach the concept of kindness and to help children become more aware of how kind messages can be shared through reading, creative expression, and art.
The focus of this Clifford lesson plan is to recognize acts of kindness through reading and language experiences and to encourage children to share acts of kindness with someone special.
This Clifford lesson plan focuses on involving children in activities that encourage a sense of community through literature, language, and creative expression.
Help students become aware of how important it is to be responsible at home and school with these meaningful reading and language experiences.
Promote the concept of being truthful and encourage good decision making with these literature and cooperative learning activities.
Teach your students the value of helping others through fun reading and art activities featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog!