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

Use Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Things go from bad to worst for Alexander in this highly-relatable book that's sure to entertain and engage even the most reluctant of readers. Through pairing this classic read aloud with comprehension strategy minilessons, you'll teach students how to ask meaningful questions, make strong connections to the text, and you'll support them as they retell and summarize the text. Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on compound words along with vocabulary development resources and two assessments.

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Title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Author: Judith Viorst
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Themes: Self Management, Laugh Out Loud, Perseverance, Self Awareness, Family
ISBN: 9780689711732
Publisher's Summary:
Alexander could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too
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