books by Norman Bridwell
Lesson plans and teaching resources
Follow the links to short video interviews with the author/illustrator of Clifford, the Big Red Dog .
Clifford's Class Trip
During this lesson students learn new vocabulary words through an enjoyable children's book. Students use knowledge of the new words to create a slideshow and original story. This lesson targets the words agree , curious , and rescue . The author points out that the same lesson strategy could work with other books containing unfamiliar vocabulary.
Clifford Goes to Dog School
This activity emphasizes learning words.
Dog and Number Match
Students match the group of dogs with their correct number. Follow links at the bottom to related printables. One page, Adobe Reader required.
Have Fun with Clifford the Big Red Dog Learning About Manners
This lesson focuses on learning letters and etiquette. Includes activity sheet. Supports Clifford's Manners .