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A Good Day:
Overview: Using literature to stimulate students to write.
Resources: Teacher: A copy of Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Student: pencil,
Teacher Preparation: none.
- Read the book aloud to the class.
- Share a "terrible, horrible" day you have experienced.
- Have students share their experiences.
- Instruct students to make two lists. One list should include things
that happened to them on a very bad day. The other list should be things
that might happen to make a great day.
Variations/Options: Students can write their own stories. Combine
a bad day and good day in the same story.