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!
Delivery: 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.”