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Make a Word: A Clifford Interactive Storybook Game

This interactive learning activity, featuring the popular Clifford the Big Red Dog, helps early readers practice building words with vowels.


PreK–K, 1–2

Activity Type

  • Listen and Read Activities
  • Computer Lab Activities
  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities

Scholastic's interactive learning activities starring Clifford the Big Red Dog offer phonics fun to early readers.

With Make a Word (created for grades K–2), students create words by dragging missing vowels to them. Once they have created a word, a narrator sounds out the word, helping students practice identifying words with short-vowel sounds and sound spellings.

Learning Objectives

While participating in Make a Word, students will:

  • Develop phonemic awareness skills
  • Distinguish easily confused letter pairs
  • Recognize common short and long vowel sound spellings
  • Interact with the computer to create new text

Susan Cheyney

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