Emily Elizabeth and Clifford

Character 5

Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

Book Synopsis: Emily Elizabeth describes how she got her dog, Clifford.

Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)

Reading: Fact vs. Fiction, (3.5l), Sequence (K9f, 1,9G, 2.8h, 3.5f, 4.5k, 5.5l)

Creating the Costume:  The skirt and socks from Eloise make a reappearance here.  The only thing I needed to do here was dye an old sweater pink and have an incredible mother who finds Clifford at thrift stores!

My students used a number of Clifford books to help them work on the skill of sequencing using a Beginning Middle End organizer.  The good thing about there being so many Clifford books out there was that each student got to get a different book and then share with the group what happened in their stories.  A side note, the day I had this costume, I also had an IEP meeting with a parent who still refers to me as “young lady.”  I don’t think I did anything that day to convince him to stop calling me “young lady.”


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