Clifford the Big Red Dog Learning
Let the student see the cover of the book and discuss what they see. Ask them to predict the story based on the cover illustration, and write down their predictions. At the end of the story, test their predictions for accuracy.
Use these discussion questions during the reading to spark student’s critical thinking skills and encourage conversation:
- Who is Emily Elizabeth?
- Who is Tim?
- Why does Clifford decide to do good deeds?
How does white paint get on the house?
- What happens when Clifford tries to get the kitty out of the tree?
- How does the man with the flat tire get his car repaired?
- Who helped the paperboy deliver his papers?
- Is being big an advantage or disadvantage for Clifford?
- How do the kids escape from the burning house?
- How does the mayor reward Emily Elizabeth, Tim, and Clifford?
This activity sheet can be copied and pasted into any word processing program, and then printed, or you can download a free copy from the media gallery by clicking on Clifford the Dog Activity Sheet.
Read the sentences and fill in the blanks. Use the words from the word bank.
- The dry _______ made Clifford _______.
- When Clifford _______ his tail, _______ painted splattered.
- Clifford caught the _______ in his _______.
- Clifford _______ the tire too ________.
- The newspaper broke a ________.
- Clifford rescued _______ kids from a _______ house.
- Clifford put the fire out with _______ .
- The mayor gave Clifford a _______ for his good deeds.
- Clifford got the _______ medal.
Word Bank: leaves, wagged, kitty, blew, window, two, water, medal, biggest, sneeze, white, paw, hard, burning
Teacher Answer Key: leaves, sneeze, wagged, white, kitty, paw, blew, hard, window, two, burning, water, medal, biggest