In this lesson, students will use a shared reading of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" to practice making text to self connections. Opportunities for making connections through discussion, writing and drawing are provided. The lesson is structured to include a hook, mini-lesson, guided practice and finally independent practice. All you need is a copy of Judith Viorst's famous book and you are set. Every Archer Education reading lesson contains a one-page lesson plan, a guided practice worksheet and another handout for independent practice (or guided reading focus activity). Everything is ready to go!