Informational (nonfiction), 422 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 720L
Who was Saint Patrick? Why is there a day for people to celebrate him? Why do people wear green on Saint Patrick's Day? This book will answer these questions and more. It tells the history of a man named Patrick, how he helped the people of Ireland, why we celebrate on March 17, and how many people all over the world enjoy the festive holiday.
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Identify author’s purpose
Identify vowel digraphs ea, ee, ie
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify proper nouns as names of people
Arrange words in alphabetical order
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