This activity is great for St. Patrick’s Day working on sequencing, reading comprehension/WH questions, past and present tense verbs and following directions. There is a mini St. Patrick’s Day story with real life pictures I took to accompany the story. There is the story written with the opportunity to rewrite the verbs in the opposite tense (past or present). There is a sequencing activity with the pictures for children to sequence the story. You can either read the story to the children or have them read the story on their own. There are twelve comprehension questions to go along with the story including who, what, where, when, why, and how questions. Then there is a following directions activity with a sheet set up with two clip arts of a pot of gold and mouse already on it. The children need to follow 17 directions to either draw pictures or place the 10 real life pictures in different areas on the paper depending on the linguistic terms used. Terms used include: on top, to the right, to the left, above, between, and below. You can have the children just draw the pictures, or if you have more time they can color their drawings. There are also nine questions with the following directions (in italics) to expand the lesson and have the students speak and interact with each other. There is a sample of the completed St. Patrick’s party following direction activity included. There is also a parent letter included describing what the students worked on.
The clip art pictures were downloaded from www.mycutegraphics.com.
Page 3: St Patrick’s Day Party story
Page 4 -5: Sequencing the story with visuals to help
Page 6 – 8: Comprehension questions
Page 9 – 10: Verb tense identification/write opposite
Page 11- 14: Directions and pictures for following directions activity
Page 15: Sample of completed following directions activity
Page 16: Parent letter