March Reading Comprehension Passages Spring Centers St. Patrick's Day Activities

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Shelly Rees
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I used these activities as centers and some of the reading passages for test prep. Great variety of use for this product and perfect for March.
This is a great resource to tie in all the March activities! My students loved reading about the Iditarod Race!
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Reading comprehension and ELA skills practice is made FUN and easy with this March-Themed Reading Centers Packet! This resource makes organizing your Reading and ELA plans simple and easy. Everything you need, including nonfiction informational passages, worksheets, poetry, folktale, center games and activities, and writing resources, is included in this one-stop resource!

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This extra-helpful, high-interest resource includes:

4 Informational Text Passages, Worksheets, and Answer Keys:

• St. Patrick’s Amazing Story

• No Snakes in Ireland?

• Mush! Mush! Racing the Iditarod

• Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day

Poetry and Irish Folktale

• “March” Poem

• “The Three Wishes of Jamie O’Donnell” Irish Folktale

• Question Sheets and Answer Keys

4 ELA/Reading Center Games and Activities:

• Tic-Tac-Toe Fact and Opinion Game (game board, 20 fact and opinion cards)

• Luck O’ the Irish Figurative Language Game(game board, 24 game cards, coins)

• Patty’s Prefix Pair-Up Memory Game (44 game cards)

• March Mayhem Prefix/Root Word Cut and Paste Activity

March-Themed Writing

• “Your Lucky Find” (An acrostic-style creative writing activity)

• “How to Catch a Leprechaun” (Writing prompt, prewriting organizer, and foldable)

This resource is ideal for the busy teacher! All the hard work is done for you, and students LOVE the high-interest nature of the entire packet!

The passages and activities can be used in a variety of settings, such as independent work, reading centers, small group work, intervention time, and even homework!

Your upper elementary students will certainly enjoy Reading and ELA in the month of March with this themed unit!

You can find each of the Monthly Reading/ELA Units here:

September Reading/ELA Unit

October Reading/ELA Monthly Unit

November Reading/ELA Unit

December Reading and ELA Unit

January Reading/ELA Unit

February Reading/ELA Unit

April Reading/ELA Unit

May Reading/ELA Unit

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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