Use There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer to strengthen your students comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.
This word work lesson plan and set of teaching resources use There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer as a springboard for instruction focused on blends.
By anchoring word study to the text, students will benefit from seeing how beginning consonant blends cr and cl are used inside of the text before engaging in both guided and independent practice with blends.
This set of vocabulary development resources for There's a Nightmare in My Closet highlights the words that are most important for students to know and understand while reading the book. Through engaging in fun word games, matching words to definitions and pictures, and practicing how to categorize words, students will develop the vocabulary necessary to comprehend this story and many others.
Use this Running Record to assess oral reading fluency with There's a Nightmare in My Closet. 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.