This non-fiction activity is an Anticipation Guide which is a series of questions or statements related to each chapter of Leprechauns and Irish Folklore. The anticipation guide aides in comprehension because before students read the book it helps them activate their prior knowledge and experiences and think about the ideas they will be reading. Partners can share and discuss the questions or statements for each chapter.
Students will read the book and confirm their "Anticipations."
Students have a purpose for reading which strengthens comprehension.
With this activity you will receive:
1. Six Anticipation Guides which are questions or statements for each chapter.
2. Teacher Directions
3. Student guides are in color and black and white for easy copying
4. Answer Key
This unit works best if each pair has a book to read. This can also be used as an Independent Study Unit or Literacy Center.
The fiction story Leprechauns in Late Winter can be read as a read aloud. Students have success with listening comprehension because the author pairs the two books connecting facts and ideas. This book can be purchased or checked out from the library.
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore
Fountas & Pinnell:
AR (Accelerated Reader): 5.2
Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2
Leprechauns in Late Winter
Fountas & Pinnell: M
AR (Accelerated Reader): 3.6
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7