This 1st and 2nd Grade ELA St Patrick’s Day Activities pack is filled with ELA activities for 1st and 2nd graders. There are themed activities for each of the six Common Core Standards domains (RL, RI, L, SL, RF, and W). Your students will practice their ELA standards while incorporating the St. Patrick’s Day theme as well. This will take some of the stress off of your plate by providing you with standards-based and Common Core-aligned seasonal activities!
Each domain will have 3-4 activities or passages. The domains are Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Foundational Skills. There will be a mix of hands-on partner, whole group, and independent activities.
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St Patrick’s Day Activities Included:
Reading Literature: 4 passages
RL.1.6/RL.2.6- Point of View
RL.1.1/RL.2.1- Ask and Answer
RL.1.2/RL.2.2- Moral of the Story
RL.1.9/RL.2.9- Compare and Contrast
Reading Informational: 4 passages
RI.1.5/RI.2.5- Text Features
RI.1.3/RI.2.3- Making Connections
RI.1.9/Rl.2.9- Compare and Contrast
RI.1.8/Rl.2.8- Author’s Point
Writing: 2 small group activities, 1 prompt, and 1 independent activity
W.1.7&8/W.2.7&8- Research Writing Practice
W.1.7&8/W.2.7&8- Research Writing
W.1.3/W.2.3- Narrative Introductions
W.1.3/W.2.3- Fictional Narrative
Speaking & Listening: 2 partner activities and 1 small group activity
SL.1.2/SL.2.2- Recounting from Other Media
SL.1.6/SL.2.6- Telling a Story
SL.1.4/SL.2.4- Describing in Detail
Language & RF: 4 partner activities
RF.1.3.g/RF.2.3e&f- Irregular Spelling
L.1.1.i/2nd Review- Prepositions
This St. Patrick’s Day set is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. All of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.1.6- Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
RL.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2- Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL.1.9- With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
RL.2.6- Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
RL.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL.2.2- Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
RL.2.9- Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
RI.1.5- Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
RI.1.3- Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
RI.1.9- Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
RI.1.8- Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
RI.2.5- Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
RI.2.3- Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
RI.2.9- Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
RI.2.8- Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
W.1.7- Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
W.1.8- With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
W.1.3- Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
W.2.7- Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
W.2.8- Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
W.2.3- Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
SL.1.2- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
SL.1.6- Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
SL.1.4- Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
SL.2.2- Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
SL.2.6- Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 2 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
SL.2.4- Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
RF & L
RF.1.3.d- Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
RF.1.3.e- Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
RF.1.3.g- Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.1.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
L.1.1.i- Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
RF.2.3.c- Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
RF.2.3.e- Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
RF.2.3.f- Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.2.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.