I have the perfect resource for you to bring the true story of St. Patrick into your classroom. I love a good leprechaun shenanigan as much as the next person, but there is so much more to this Roman Catholic Holiday than just rainbows and leprechauns. That’s why I created my latest Interactive Sight Word Reader – to help children learn a few facts about St. Patrick and his life. The best part is that this St. Patrick’s Day Emergent Reader is absolutely FREE.
Interactive Sight Word Readers are the perfect books to put into the hands of young children because they teach sight words and have predictable text inside, which make them great “just right” books for little ones.
The featured sight word (in this case – WAS) is printed in big, bold letters right on the cover of the book. Children can color the word, which instantly begins to imprint the word on their brains while they work.
Each page of this St. Patrick’s Day emergent reader tells a true fact about St. Patrick’s life. A sweet image portraying each of these facts accompanies the text throughout the book. The graphics are perfect for coloring!
Once the coloring is complete, the real work begins! Each page of “St. Patrick was a Saint” is missing the word “was.” Children need to complete the book by cutting out the letters to spell “was” and gluing them in the correct order onto every page. It’s a very meaningful way to engage with the focus sight word and really learn how to spell the word “was.”
When this St. Patrick’s Day emergent reader is finally complete, it is ready to read!
Every page begins with the phrase “St. Patrick was,” which helps to build reading confidence. Some of the other words are a challenge, but they can be learned with a little bit of practice and modeling.
The very last page of the book reminds children that St. Patrick was a saint!
Download Your Free St. Patrick’s Day Emergent Reader
I love sharing free resources with you, especially when they help to foster faith development in young children. This Interactive Sight Word Reader about Saint Patrick is yours for free. Just click the image below to access your freebie, then check your email. The emergent reader will be delivered directly to your inbox.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!