This mini unit is perfect to use with your St. Patrick's Day celebration or simply to combine your Social Studies and Writing block. It is designed to follow a 2-3 day plan, depending on how much time you spend each day in your writing block. I love to combine my Social Studies standards with my Writing. The children love reading informational text and learning about life around them. Adding a writing component to these lessons is a great way to develop their writing skills, while also assessing their social studies knowledge!
Included in this set:
1. Detailed 2-3 day lesson plan
2. Informational Text on the subject "Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?"
3. Pre Assessment
4. St. Patrick's Day Web
5. Informational Writing Templates (Differentiated for Below Level, On Level and Above Level) with RUBRICS
6. St. Patrick's Day Sort - 2 levels to meet the needs of all your students
7. St. Patrick's Day "Fill in the Blank" Assessment
8. Leprechaun Craft with full color directions and all patterns.
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Long Ago and Today
This unit is standards based and has been aligned to the CC and Texas Teks for writing.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.7Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
New Writing TEKS
Students use elements of the writing process to compose text.
Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.
Students write expository and procedural texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions