Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lesson Plans

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lesson Plans and Activities

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    Reading Comprehension Lessons for Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
    Title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Author: Judith Vorst
    Illustrator: Ray Cruz
    Grade Level: Second Grade

    Summary: Meet Alexander. He is having the worst day of his life. In fact, he is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Alexander knew it was going to be a bad day when he woke up with gum in his hair and tripped over his skateboard getting out of bed. Unfortunately, Alexander’s day goes from bad to worse once he gets to school. At school his best friend dumps him, he discovers that his mom forgot to pack him a dessert for lunch and at counting time, he forgets number sixteen. After all of that, Alexander has to go to the Dentist after school, eat lima beans for dinner and take a bath! By the end of the day, Alexander is ready to move to Australia.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Making Connections Lesson Plan
    This book works well to support readers who are learning to make connections while reading. This book works well because readers will easily identify with the main character and their own experiences to make text-to-self connections. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Retelling Lesson Plan
    This book is ideal for supporting readers who need additional practice retelling to improve reading comprehension. This book works well because the characters and events are clearly defined. The problem is also easy to identify. As a result, readers should be able to identify and retell the key events using time order words. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Asking Questions Lesson Plan
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day works well to support readers who are working to ask questions while reading. This book works well because readers will naturally be curious about Alexander and the reasons why he’s having such a bad day. They can ask questions about Alexander’s choices and use the text to find evidence of why his choices are contributing to his bad day. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Fantastic Phonics and Word Study Lesson Plan

    Use Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to teach readers about Compound Words
    Discover Compound Words
    Use Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to teach readers about compound words in the context of their reading. This lesson plan includes bulletin board and anchor chart materials, interactive games, a worksheet for independent practice and a complete step by step guide.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!


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