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St. Patrick’s Day Super Pack
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.
Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
- 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
- and More!
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Comprehension Strategy Resources
All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.
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.
Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.
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.