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

Anita Bremer
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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This is a literacy companion pack to go with the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.

Your class will LOVE Alexander and his memorable day!

This book study pack can be used as a whole class activity, during small group guided reading time, as individual student work, or as part of a book club. Simply copy a pack for each student. You may choose to implement pages that best fit your students' learning abilities.

This pack includes:


  • student unit cover page
  • story elements
  • making predictions
  • character traits
  • character analysis
  • story retell
  • story events
  • story clues
  • what I know about Australia


  • making mental images
  • giving my opinion
  • giving my advice
  • text-to-self connections
  • If I had a very bad day...


  • writing activities
  • Switch it Up! Change the Story to Alexander’s Wonderful, Amazing, Terrific, Very Good Day writing
  • Friends Help Each Other: How would you help Alexander have a good day?


  • making words
  • vocabulary word search
  • syllable sorting
  • vocabulary word sort
  • alphabetical order


  • problems and solutions
  • author's purpose
  • main idea/theme
  • fiction and non-fiction story elements
  • comprehension pages
  • evidence from the text
  • Alexander’s problems
  • reading notes
  • personal response page


  • My Bad Day craftivity


  • learning standards charts (Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL)


Miss Nelson is Missing

The Day the Crayons Quit

The Recess Queen

We’re All Wonders


Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Harry the Dirty Dog

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

The Gruffalo

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

A Bad Case of Stripes

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed


Don’t Let the Pigeon… {for ANY Mo Willems Pigeon book!}

Mrs. Wishy-Washy series book studies

Knuffle Bunny

Where the Wild Things Are

Fairy Tales pack

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

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

The Cat’s Shoes

I Like Me!

Brown Bear

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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