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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Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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