March is such a wonderful month for teaching so here are some March resources and freebies for K-3. Starting with Seuss, moving into St. Patrick’s Day, and ending with SPRING, it’s such a wonderful month for teaching! It also helps that the weather is getting warmer and the summer is getting closer. I wanted to show a few products I had in my store for you to shop through, plus, some freebies!
Spring Time Readers Theater
(Link: Spring Readers Theater)
Readers Theater is a great resource that helps kids practice their reading fluency and comprehension skills. These scripts come in color and in black and white. They have highlighted lines and headbands to make student participation a breeze.
(Link: Spring Differentiated Mini Books)
These mini-books are an easy way to differentiate your small group. There are three levels provided, all ranging from 1st to 3rd grade reading levels. They each come with a fiction and nonfiction text and differentiated comprehension questions.
(Link: March Paired Passages)
Paired passages are one of my favorite techniques to teach reading comprehension. It comes with a fictional story and a nonfiction text on the same topic. I have five March themed paired passages: St. Patricks Day, eating healthy, thunderstorms, spring weather, and Daylight Savings Time (which is actually a freebie at the bottom of the blog post if you scroll down).
History of St. Patrick’s Day
(Link: St. Patrick History)
St. Patrick’s Day is usually taught heavily around leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows. However, I wanted to create a social studies unit that focused on the history behind the holiday. This unit teaches students who St. Patrick was, what myths revolve around him, and why the holiday was created. Keep in mind that there are references to the Catholic church and Christianity since he was a Saint. (Just in case you’re not allowed to teach that in your classroom.)
St. Patrick Themed Fiction
(Link: St. Patrick’s Day Stories)
For each popular holiday throughout the school year, I provide fictional stories and follow-up comprehension activities. My St. Patrick’s Day edition provides students with five St. Patrick’s Day-themed stories, plus a comprehension and writing activity for each story.
St. Patrick’s ELA Centers
(Link: 2nd Grade ELA Centers)
These ELA centers are 2nd grade friendly. With St. Patrick’s day clip art, colors, and themed sentences/topics, these ELA centers can help students practice their common core standards during the month of March. With activities that focus on prefixes and suffixes, contractions, and more, your students will enjoy getting in the St. Patrick’s spirit while learning their language, reading, grammar, and writing skills.
Literacy Small Group Activities
(Link: March Small Group Activities)
These small group activities are all early literacy skills focused. They help students with CVC words, vowel practice, blends, syllables, etc. Originally, I created these units as intervention resources to help with early literacy readers, but thought it would be useful for small group, too!
(Link: Differentiated Spring Passages)
There are three levels within these differentiated spring passages. These three levels all fall within 1st through 2nd/3rd grade, depending on your readers in your classroom. These are fantastic to use with small group, morning work, or to send home as reading practice with parents. Each topic also comes with a fiction and nonfiction text.
St. Patrick’s Day Math Theme
(Link: 2nd Grade St. Patricks Day Math)
My St. Patrick’s Day math unit focuses on 2nd grade students. It has centers and worksheets for students to practice their 2nd grade common core aligned math skills. All of the centers and worksheets have adorable St. Patrick’s Day clip art and colors!
Spring Time Interactive Notebook
(Link: March Interactive Notebook)
I have monthly interactive notebook activities. My March notebook provides teachers with ELA and math activities featuring spring and St. Patrick’s day themes. There are cut and glue activities for students to complete during small group or centers.
St. Patricks Coloring Sheets
(Link: Color Me Lucky)
This fun activity is for earlier learners, like K-1st grade students. It provides coloring sheets that focus on addition facts and sight words. These simple skill worksheets are great for morning work, early finisher work, or homework.
All of my flip books follow a similar outline. The ‘Let’s Read’ page gives the students a nonfiction reading passage about the topic. Then, the following three pages usually involve reading comprehension and writing. They will complete a sorting activity, such as true/false sorting, then, answer comprehension questions and write about what they learned. Here are a few great flip books for the month of March.
St. Paddy’s Flip Book Fun
(Link: St. Patrick’s Day Flip Book)
Spring Flip Book
(Link: Spring Flip Book)
Rainbow-Themed Flip Book
(Link: Rainbow Flip Book)
Froggy Flip Book
(Link: Frogs Flip Book)
March Resources and FREEBIES for K-3
(Link: FREE Number Word Activity)
This is a free math activity you can find in my TPT store. The age range is K/1 because it’s a number word recognition game. Students will match number words 1-20 to the numerals. A recording sheet is also included.
(Link: FREE Daylight Savings Time)
This is a Daylight Savings Time paired passage set included in my March Paired passages unit. The suggested age range is 2nd/3rd grade readers. In my full unit of March Paired Passages, you get a fictional text with three follow up comprehension activities, a nonfiction text with three follow up comprehension activities, and two comparison pages. There are five different topics within this. What you get as a freebie is the nonfiction and fiction set for Daylight Savings Time. Like it? Grab the link to the full set within the freebie!
For more spring-themed content check out this post for Spring Activities!
March Resources and FREEBIES for K-3
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