Reading Comprehension Passage - Biography - St. Patrick's Day

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Are you looking for an engaging biography that includes text dependent questions and vocabulary practice? Your students won't believe the true story of St. Patrick and you won't believe how much fun they have while they grow as readers!

This two-page biography of St. Patrick is perfect for St. Patrick's day or for a biography unit! The non-fiction text includes text dependent comprehension questions and vocabulary practice for five key terms. Your students will be fascinated by the true story of this important man from Irish history - a kidnapping, pirates, a bonfire..... St. Patrick's story feels like fiction - but it's not! You will love how easy this is to use. Just print and teach OR use digitally with Easel!

The text is included as part of Escape from Ireland -a Google Forms Escape Room.
You'll want to check out this rollicking adventure through Ireland!

For more St. Patrick's Day fun, check out Limericks by Edward Lear - a mini poetry unit with task cards, activity sheets and more - Google Slides and pdf!

Or this fun Leprechaun Mystery Picture Division Fact Practice- BOOM Cards!


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Total Pages
14 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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