The History of St. Patrick's Day | US History with Reading Comprehension Writing

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Looking for upper elementary (4th or 5th grades) assortment of activities to enhance your study about St. Patrick's Day? This 53-page resource with real photos is for you! Your students will enjoy learning about who St. Patrick was and why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in America. Not only that, you will cover multiple objectives during this U.S. History study.

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There is an informational book plus skills worksheets for easy differentiation. There is a teacher copy of the book and students have individual readers of the same. Each includes a glossary to help with unfamiliar words.

This engaging resource answers the following questions in the informational book:

Who was St. Patrick?

☘ Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

☘ Why do we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

☘ What is a leprechaun?

☘ What does the shamrock have to do with St. Patrick's Day?

☘ Do four-leaf clovers bring good luck?

☘ Why do you get pinched if you don't wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

☘ What do corned beef and cabbage have to do with St. Patrick’s Day traditions?

These questions and many more are answered in this non-fiction book.

Worksheets Included:

☘ Patrick's Proper Nouns Students use their readers to search for proper nouns. They are asked to highlight and then record on a worksheet

Word Search

Writing Activities - Two different writing activities are given for your choice. Use one or both.

Sneaky Synonyms Students read through their books to help them learn synonyms by using context clues. Thesaurus work is recommended

Venn Diagram to compare and contrast how America and Ireland celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Patrick's Place Value Puzzle Students hunt for numbers to fill in a St. Patrick's Day message.

St. Patrick's Problems. Some of the problems are very easy and some are thought-provoking. Some are multi-step. All problems are higher-level independent reading level. You will need to use your teacher-judgment as to whether or not you use this as an independent activity.

BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE PREVIEW to make sure the activities are appropriate for your level of students. Our GT 3rd graders loved this but may not be appropriate for all 3rd graders.

(Photos from Pixabay and paid subscription to Deposit Photos)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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