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Emily Elizabeth Goes to School: A Clifford Interactive Storybook Activity

Early readers practice identifying words with long-vowel sounds while they complete sentences in this fun Clifford Interactive Storybook.


PreK–K, 1–2

Activity Type

  • Computer Lab Activities
  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities

In the Emily Elizabeth Goes to School Clifford Interactive Storybook (K–2), early readers follow Emily Elizabeth during her “big day” at school. This activity helps students practice long-vowel sounds and experiment with sound-spellings

In each page, students choose a word (from three options) to complete a sentence and then listen to the page read aloud with the new sentence. The illustration also changes to reflect the new word and sentence.


Sample page:

Where will Emily Elizabeth sit?

She finds her desk.

Today they will learn about ____.


Students choose from: space, rain, snails



Learning Objectives

While participating in the “Emily Elizabeth Goes to School” activity, students will:

  • Develop phonemic awareness skills
  • Read stories containing high-frequency words
  • Interact with the computer to create new text
  • Understand that changing one word in a sentence can change the meaning of the entire sentence

Susan Cheyney

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