St. Patrick’s Day Resource Set

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St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons

St. Patrick’s Day is an ideal resource to teach about the history and celebrations surrounding the March holiday. Gail Gibbon’s uses an engaging mix of text and illustrations to tell a brief history of St. Patrick’s life and the celebrations surrounding the holiday. Students will enjoy connecting their celebrations to those described in the book, determining which information is most important and focusing on the different text structures used in this nonfiction book.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Suffix –tion or –sion
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    St. Patrick’s Day Resource Set

    Asking Questions with St. Patrick's Day

    This lesson plan and set of resources encourages students to think about the information they learn in the book in order to ask questions to deepen their understanding of St. Patrick and the ways in which he is celebrated.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Determining Importance with St. Patrick's Day

    Students will be supported by this lesson plan and set of resources as they work to sort through various facts about St. Patrick’s life in order to determine their importance.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Connections with St. Patrick's Day

    Saint Patrick’s Day offers many ways for students to connect with the information presented in the text. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to focus on students’ prior knowledge and to determine whether or not their connections are meaningful.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 W.3.8

    Synthesizing with St. Patrick's Day

    As students deepen their knowledge about Saint Patrick’s life, they will benefit from this lesson plan and set of resources. Use these resources to help students blend their understanding of the ways in which St. Patrick was celebrated in the past with today’s traditions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with St. Patrick's Day

    Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help students examine the way Gail Gibbons uses cause and effect, sequential events, detailed description to tell about St. Patrick and the ways in which he is celebrated.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    St. Patrick's Day Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    St. Patrick's Day Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of St. Patrick's Day. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    St. Patrick's Day Word Work - Suffix -tion or -sion

    St. Patrick's Day offers students the opportunity to name and notice several words with suffix -tion or -sion within the context of the book. Either download the St. Patrick's Day Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    St. Patrick's Day Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy St. Patrick's Day, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the St. Patrick's Day Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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