Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

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

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1972.

Reading Level: Lexile 970L

Synopsis: Alexander is having a terrible day. Nothing seems to go his way. He thinks moving to Australia would solve his problems. His mom ends up telling him that all people have bad days sometimes, even in Australia.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: funny read aloud about bad days

Content Area Connections:

Literacy- cause and effect

Possible Areas of Concern: long run-on sentences

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About jdierk

I am a first-grade teacher working on my MEd in Elementary Education with a focus in literacy.

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This entry was posted on November 3, 2012 by in Picturebooks.

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