Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Even though Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was written by Judith Viorst nearly 40 years ago, it remains a favorite among parents and children alike. Alexander wakes up on the wrong side of bed, so to speak, and the day just goes from bad to worse. The three brothers in this family - Alexander, Anthony, and Nicholas - are the names of the author's sons. One can only imagine that those real children were inspiration for this fictional tale. To read a full review of this book, click on the title of this post.
This is a perfect book to read to children when teaching about emotions and feelings. There are several lesson plans available to those wishing to extend the use of this book across the curriculum. I have included links to those I feel are the best.
Franklin College 3rd grade Unit Study
Scholastic Lesson Plan
Etna Elementary School 2nd grade Lesson
Lesson Pathways Unit Study