This is an easy to prep reading skills activity that focuses on citing text evidence and extended responses. It is an inquiry based activity that helps develop student led inquiry and engages the children in creating their own lines of inquiry around the Story of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. It is perfect for St. Patrick’s’ Day but can be used as a stand alone, scaffolded research activity at any time and also easily integrated into units that explore cultural tales and celebrations. It is aligned with the IB PYP and ideally suited for 3rd-6th grade, with differentiated articles.( A. is less challenging than B.) Simply print the pages, mix and match to suit your kids and their ability level and the children can follow the easy directions to assemble their flip flap booklet.
This inquiry is structured to begin with, using text and guiding questions. This allows comprehension of the text in question and moves towards a scaffolded student-led inquiry that can be done independently or collaboratively.
You will need access to the internet or books about the Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day. I have provided a few kid-friendly websites for researching .
9 pages for the flip flap booklet
An article about Saint Patrick’s Day
If you like this inquiry based resource, you may also enjoy some of my complete units of inquiry or inquiry based maths projects.
Our School – Who We Are-An Inquiry Based Math Project
If the World Were A Village Inquiry Based Math
The Great Time Travel Adventure Maths Inquiry
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