Here are 3 differentiated word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle to help your students celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All the puzzles use the same 20 words and phrases related to this fun holiday. Please see below for a list of the terms included in this resource.
Resource at a Glance:
★ What will students learn?
* 20 vocabulary words about St. Patrick’s Day.
★ Who is it for?
* All students, including English Language Learners.
★ How does it help teachers?
* Use when teaching about St. Patrick, the history of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, and/or when teaching about Christianity in Social Studies classes.
* Use the puzzles for homework, in centers, as fillers, as a reward, and for early finishers.
* Printable and Digital versions included so the materials can be used both with in-person classes and distance teaching.
* The Digital version helps students practice some technology skills.
What you get in this St. Patrick’s Day product:
In the PDF file:
★ A list of materials in the PDF and Google Drive™ files (1 page)
★ Notes to the Teacher (explanatory information for teachers) (1 page)
★ Instructions for accessing the Google Drive™ materials (1 page)
★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (3 pages)
★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 pages)
★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 pages)
★ Copyright, related products, social media, and credits information (1 page)
★ Cover page (1 page)
In the Google Drive™ materials:
★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (3 slides)
★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 slides)
★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 slide)
★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 slides)
★ Cover page (1 slide)
The word searches have 3 levels of difficulty, based on the direction the words are written in the puzzle, to help you meet the needs of all your students, including English Language Learners. Answer keys are included for all the St. Patrick’s Day puzzles. As well, there is a word bank for the crossword puzzle for students who’d benefit from extra support.
Here are some suggestions for using this resource:
★ For words that may be new, you can have your students find their definitions and use those words in sentences.
★ Students can also draw pictures that illustrate the words to show their understanding.
★ More proficient students can write paragraphs or stories that include some of the words.
★ Extend your students’ learning by having them record their sentences or stories online, for speaking and technology practice.
★ Have students draw a picture of a symbol associated with St. Patrick’s Day and then explain what it represents orally and/or in writing.
Both Print and Google Drive™ versions are provided for all the puzzles. The PDF file includes teacher notes, instructions for accessing the online materials, instructions for completing the puzzles as well as all the word searches and the crossword puzzle with their answer keys. The Google Drive™ materials include directions for using the materials, the word search puzzles and the crossword puzzle, and the answer keys for the puzzles.
The terms used in these puzzles about St. Patrick’s Day are: Beer, Cabbage, Catholic, Clover, Corned Beef, Green, Irish, Leprechaun, Luck, March, Missionary, Patrick, Potatoes, Pot of Gold, Rainbow, Religion, Saint, Shamrock, Snakes, Symbol.
Your students will enjoy learning about Saint Patrick’s Day with this resource!
Thank you and happy teaching!
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