St. Patricks Day Informational Text

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a wee bit o' practice reading informational texts! Teach your students about the history of St. Patrick's Day and use that information to help them practice using textual evidence in three different ways.

Students will read an information text about the holiday, answer questions, practice identifying supporting detail, write a poem, and respond to a persuasive (and creative) writing prompt.

This resource includes:

  • print, digital, and TpT Easel versions
  • both color and black & white print options
  • informational text about St. Patrick's Day, immigration, and Irish folklore
  • comprehension questions that include higher order thinking
  • practice identifying main ideas and types of supporting detail in a text
  • creative writing poem response to informational text
  • creative writing story that with the focus on persuasion
  • answer key
  • editable rubric
  • suggestions and teaching tips

You can choose to complete all the activities or a few while students learn about this old and interesting holiday.

Perfect for a sub plan, differentiation, fast finisher, or reading/writing workshop.

This is going to save you so much time! It's is "done for you" and ready to teach!

Reasons to love this resource:

  • ready to use
  • great for sub plans, literacy centers, GATE, fast finishers, and differentiation
  • combines reading and creative writing -- keep those skills sharp!
  • great test prep and practice

Please see the preview to check out what's included.

Note: The link to the digital slides is found on page 6 of the PDF.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.


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