Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Alexander And The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of anger management, friendship, peer relations, multiple friends, and making good choices, this Alexander And The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day picture book by Judith Viorst is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY SUMMARY
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day tells the story of Alexander. From the moment Alexander wakes up, everything goes wrong! He wakes up with gum in his hair, fights with his friends, and has to eat lima beans for dinner. At the end of his rough day, Alexander learns some days are just like that.
Students will make connections with Alexander as they hear about his no good day.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based Alexander And The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making inferences
- making predictions
- author’s purpose
- analyzing character
- point of view
- cause and effect
- making connections
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- anger management
- peer relations
- multiple friends
- making good choices
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- common and proper nouns
- compound words
- shades of meaning
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for Alexander And The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day?
- Lexile® Measure: AD840L
- Guided Reading Level: S
- DRA Level: 44
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 5.2-5.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Judith Viorst. It was illustrated by Ray Cruz.
What genre is Alexander And The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day ?
It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.