St. Patrick's Day Ireland Facts & Culture Literacy Cross-Curricular Lessons

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Fun and cross-curricular learning about Irish culture and history is not just for St. Patrick's Day - it's interesting and CCSS-based year round! Informational Reading, Map Analysis, Color-Coding, Summarizing, Categorizing, Design, and more! Your packet includes: a designer edition and a printer-friendly edition. Enough lesson material for two-three class periods, depending on how you wish to time each activity.

Contents Include:
Learning Targets
Teacher’s Directions
How Much Do You Know? (Anticipatory Engagement Pretest)
Quick Poetry Analysis: “Irish Eyes” (possible bellringer, sponge activity)
St. Patrick Biographical Facts w/ Summarizing/Categorization Activity
Celtic Knot Activity with 2 Papers, Examples, Links to Instructions
Three Maps of Ireland
Task Cards for Map Analysis
Fast Facts About Ireland
Generic Participation/Effort Scoring Guide

Designer and Printer-Friendly Versions Included

Learning Targets:
CCSS RI 2
Determine the central ideas of texts.
Analyze how the main ideas are shaped and can be categorized by specific details.
Summarize a text by combining main ideas.

CCSS W.3c
Sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.

S and L 2
Integrate multiple sources of information visually, quantitatively, aurally.

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Goal-Setting for Teens
End of the Semester Student Evaluation and Goal Setting

Making Inferences
1. Making Inferences with Great Photographs and Short Reading Passages
2. Making Inferences with Great Photographs and Short Reading Passages 2
3. Making Inferences with Art
4. Explicit and Inferred Meanings Graphic Organizer
5. Five-Minute Inference Passage

Summary, Main Idea, Paraphrasing
1. Differentiated & Fun Lesson in Summarization Skills

Lessons with Song Lyrics
1. My Life Symbolized by Song Titles
2. Coldplay's "Violet Hill" Song Lyric Analysis Lesson

Students-Love-Scary-Stuff
1. Ghost Hunt - Spooky & Motivational Informational Reading for Internet
2. The Twilight Zone "The Masks" Lesson
3. The Tale of the Monkey's Paw -- Scary and High Interest
4. "The Cask of Amontillado" Worksheet Assessment

ELA Games
1. Literary/Poetic Devices "Tab-shoo"
2. Literary Elements "Tab-shoo"
3. Characterization: Character Portrayal Game
4. "Name That Tone" - Author's Tone Game
5. Hangman Template (a step-by-step easy approach to the process of the game)

Language (Grammar, etc.)
Parallel Structure: Five Day Mini-Lessons

Drama
Twelve Angry Men In-Class Performance for Middle and High School

Poetry
1. Poetry Unit Test - Summative Assessment with Passages
2. Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" Close Reading
3. E.E. Cummings Poem "maggie and milly and molly and may

Writing
1. Creative Writing with Art Prompts
2. Create-Your-Own-Character Mini-Unit - Creative Writing

Teaching with Film
"The Elephant Man" Movie Lesson Packet

Genres
Identify Literary Genres Matching Graphic Organizer

Literary Criticism
How to Critique Literature through Literary Criticism (ACT QC)

Arts Infusion
Infuse Arts & Humanities into Your Cross-Curricular Lessons - Ideas for ELA, Science, Math, History, etc.

Informational Reading
1. Drop Out Facts and Statistics with Student Goal-Setting and a Persuasive Letter Prompt (persuade a friend not to drop out) - Includes Cause-Effect-Solution Graphic Organizer
2. Irish Culture Informational Reading Mini-Unit (not just for St. Patrick's Day)

Classroom Management
1. Classroom Procedures and Expectations
2. Class Expectations & Signed Agreements in Assorted Designs (Beginning-of-the-Year Contracts in a Friendly Tone)
3. Classroom Management: Self-Discipline through Active Listening Skills (Great for a beginning-of-the-year Speaking & Listening CCSS unit - guaranteed to start your year off right!)

Teachers' Supplies
1. Index Cards for Copying - Why Buy Your Own?
2. Motivational Quotes Bookmarks- Great Gift for Your Students, Parents, etc.
Total Pages
22
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 hours

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St. Patrick's Day Ireland Facts & Culture Literacy Cross-C
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