This product is a companion for the book "The WORST Day of My Life EVER!" by Julia Cook. The story teaches children about listening and following directions. Julia Cook uses simple language, humour, and concrete examples to grab children's attention.
The story follows RJ during the worst day of his life ever. He wakes up with gum in his hair. RJ misses the bus so he's late for school. He gets sent to the Principal's office and has to miss recess. RJ gets a zero on his math paper, scores on his own net in soccer, and ruins his pancakes. His mother teaches him an important less about listening and following directions. The next RJ applies what he learned and has a great day!
Note: The book is not included with this product, however, it is recommended that students read the story before completing these activities.
1- Parent Handout: Strategies for Helping Your Child Listen and Follow Instructions
2- Posters: 1 for Listening and 1 for Following Instructions
3- Colouring/Writing Activity: A time you listened and A time you didn't listen
4- Compare/Contrast Worksheet: Hearing vs Listening Venn Diagram
5- Directed Drawings: 3 levels of difficulty to practice following directions
6- Answering Wh-questions Worksheet and Answer Key
7- Sequencing and Story Re-tell Activity
8- Simon Says: game cards