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St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick & The Emerald Isle: Nonfiction Mini-Unit for St. Patrick's Day
Product Description
This St. Patrick and The Emerald Isle resource teaches students about Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the man known as Saint Patrick while practicing close reading skills. It includes original informational passages, structured close reading practices, writing response activities and more. Close reading exercises have students scouring texts for examples of key ideas, text structure, vocabulary, author’s craft and more.

This resource was designed to be little to no-prep for you, last at five three days in the classroom, and works extremely well as an emergency sub plan resource. Simply copy enough pages for your class(s) and keep on hand with a copy of the included Teacher Notes. Perfect for days when you have to be out unexpectedly!


This product includes:

1. Passages on The Republic of Ireland. Two levels are included - one appropriate for high third grade - fifth grade and the second for second - third grade students.

2. Passages on Northern Ireland. Two levels are included - one appropriate for high third grade - fifth grade and the second for second - third grade students.

3. Four Close Reading Activities for use with the passages. Students work independently and in partners to study each passage closely.

4. Reading Response Activities. Using what they’ve learned about each country, students decide which they would rather visit. In their responses, students explain their choice and support it with evidence from the text. The second asks students to think about a critical portion of the St. Patrick text and decide if they would have made a similar choice.

5. St. Patrick Passages and Text Practice. Two levels of the passage are included - one appropriate for high third grade - fifth grade and the second for second - third grade students.

6. St. Patrick’s Day Writing Pages. Use these as extra response sheets, in your writing center, for creative activities, letters, and more.

7. Vocabulary Booklet. Words important to the text fill the pages of this booklet. Students write a sentence telling what they knew about the word before reading the passage, a sentence on what they’ve learned about the word, make connections to other words, and draw their idea of the word in the box.

8. St. Patrick’s Day Close Reading Thinkmarks.

9. St. Patrick’s Day Student Bookmarks.

10. Answer keys for close reading activities.


Need a writing resource for the week of St. Patrick’s Day? This ”Leprehaun Writing” resource is for you!


SAVE 20% WHEN YOU PURCHASE BOTH IN THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY BUNDLE!





For other holiday themed resources, be sure to see my:

Holidays and Seasonal Category where you will find:


> Close Reading Resources


> Holiday Writing Resources


> and Tools for Creating a Positive Classroom Environment





*This resource was revised on 3/1/17 and expanded from 42 pages to 71. Please re-download if purchased previously.

*Sometimes the process of uploading products changes the colors of thumbnail images. The actual file is NOT neon. Please see the PREVIEW to see the actual colors.


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Total Pages
71 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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