Sunday, October 2, 2011
Alexander Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday Lesson Plan
Alexander feels very rich after receiving a dollar from his grandmother, but after a series of spending choices, he learns about the value of saving rather than spending money. This is a great story for teaching your child about economics, spending choices, choices in general, and counting coins. Here are some ideas to get you started!
ASK: How much money would you need to feel rich? Do you like to feel rich? If so, why?
Look through the book at the pictures of Alexander. Pay attention to his face and the range of feelings he goes through. Look at the cover and talk about what kind of face he is making and what words might go along with that face.
Look carefully at the details in the pictures as you read. Talk about what is happening in the background.
Look at the pictures of Alexander after he spends money. Is he pleased with the ways he spends his money?
ASK: For what toy does Alexander really want to save his money (a walkie-talkie)? Why can’t he save it if it is important to him?
Journal: Name some purchases you have made that seem kind of silly now. Tell about things you have bought in the past that you wish you hadn’t and why you think you made a bad choice.
Learn about statements and questions with this Alexander Who Used to Be Rich worksheet.
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Scavenger Hunt
Alexander Who Used To Be Rich Sequencing
Alexander Who Used To Be Rich Reading Response Summary
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Locate A Sentence
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Reading Response - Humor
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Reading Response
Cause and Effect Activity
Fact and Opinion
Main Idea Activity
Check your child's understanding of the book with this Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday Reading Assessment.
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Spelling Words
Practice editing with this Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Daily Fix-it.
Keep track of the money Alexander spent with this math activity.