Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Resource Set

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

It’s just one thing after another for Alexander and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But, while Alexander struggles with the day’s events, your students will build exceptional, outstanding, wonderful, really great skills in retelling and summarizing, making connections and asking questions.

Teach with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Compound Words
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.9 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Readers will naturally be curious about Alexander and the reasons why he’s having such a bad day. They can practice asking questions about Alexander’s choices and use the text to find evidence of why his decisions are impacting his day.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Connections with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    This lesson plan is a perfect pick for young readers who are beginning to make text-to-self connections. They’ll be able to relate to Alexander and connect to a time when they have had a terrible, no good day.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.9 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    The characters, events and problems in this story are very clearly defined, making this an excellent selection for supporting readers who need additional practice retelling and summarizing key events, especially using time order words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Alexander Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Word Work - Compound Words

    If you use Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about compound words. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can successfully comprehend and enjoy Alexander’s story, they must be able to decode new vocabulary used in the story. When you choose any of our comprehension strategy packs, you’ll also receive resources and activities that support vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words. Download these resources to pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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