This St. Patrick's Day close reading unit has been specially designed to help K-3 students learn about St. Patrick's Day! This unit includes factual information about Ireland and St. Patrick's Day. It also explores some legends that are associated with St. Patrick's Day!
This unit presents 10 informational text articles based on St. Patrick's Day. Each article begins with an essential question. High quality photographs engage students and enhance their learning. The essential question is answered within each article. These articles provide detailed information in a very basic format. The following articles are included:
-What is St. Patrick's Day?
-Who was St. Patrick?
-What is Ireland?
-Why do Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
-How do people in America celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
-What are shamrocks?
-What are leprechauns?
-Are there snakes in Ireland?
-What is the Blarney Stone?
-How do people kiss the Blarney Stone?
After each article you will find a page of 3 explicit text dependent questions. There is also 1 page that includes 2 writing prompts that ask students to summarize and synthesize their learning.
These reading and writing tasks are designed to give young students complex information in a simple, student friendly format. These tasks may be achieved through shared reading and writing, small group activities, or individual student work. (Detailed instructions are provided). This is an excellent way to expose developing readers and writers to rigorous tasks.
As a bonus 10 pages of beautiful, high quality photographs are included. Each photograph is presented twice: once with a simple label and once without. These posters make a beautiful display and/or add a beautiful pop to your seasonal word wall!
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