St. Patrick's Day Literacy Lesson : Ready-to-use St. Patrick's Day activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th, Homeschool
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These engaging St. Patrick's Day reading and writing activities take the prep out of teaching your students about St. Patrick's Day in the classroom. With ready-to-use lesson plans for guided reading, independent reading, and writing, your students will be excited to learn more about this holiday celebrating Irish customs and tradition.

Skills addressed:

✔ Elements of fiction: character, setting, problem & solution

✔ Analyzing the role of setting in the plot

✔ Identifying character traits for main characters

✔ Retelling and/or summarizing fiction and nonfiction text

✔ Reading for information

✔ Identifying facts from a nonfiction text.

✔ Generating a brief expository composition

✔ Making a claim & providing evidence for support

Product contents:

• Instructional guide w/ suggested text, CCSS objectives, materials, prep, & lessons

• Aligned student mini-book w/ 11 pages of St. Patrick's Day ELA activities

• Nonfiction passage about St. Patrick's Day

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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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