Teaching Literacy with Clifford Books
Parents and teachers encourage literacy and provide tools for emergent readers when they help them learn sight words. Try teaching these words using books about Clifford the Big Red Dog, and see how easy it is. The stories engage children’s interest, and they don't realize they are learning lessons. Here are some high frequency words found in Clifford books, along with tips on how to teach them.
The following supplies are needed:
Blank index cards - make flashcards by printing the words on them
Clifford’s Christmas, Norman Bridwell, [Scholastic Inc., 1984]
Clifford’s First Valentine Day, Norman Bridwell, [Scholastic Inc., 1997]
Clifford’s Halloween, Norman Bridwell, [Scholastic Inc., 1986]
Dolch sight words: a, and, is, me, my, big, red, for, the, up, little, help, I, away, to, we, see, find, down, said, one, play, help, blue, can, make, in, jump, where