ShamROCKIN March Read Alouds

Jen from Sparkling in Second and I have decided to put our two brains together to recommend some monthly-themed books!

Check back with us each month for our top picks for K-5 classrooms.

Yes, we are a little late to the March party, but we are here to give recommendations anyways!

Check out some of our favorite read alouds...

Jamie O'Rourke & the Big Potato

A fun Irish folktale about the laziest man in all of Ireland who by chance meets a clever leprechaun. Who will outwit who?
Use for teaching: beginning/middle/end, setting/character/plot, folktales, problem/solution, cause/effect
Grades: K-3

Silly McGilly

I'm am sure by now you've seen this little guy floating around blog-land or maybe in a classroom near you! He reminds me a bit of that little Elf we all know and love, but he especially likes to play tricks!
Use for teaching: St. Patrick's Day fun, behavior management  
Grades: K-3 (or whoever will buy into it ;))

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day

An Irish twist of the Christmas classic "The Night Before Christmas"! Two kids stay up late setting a trap for a leprechaun. They catch one, but what's next? Will they find his pot of gold?
Use for teaching: sequencing, story elements, St. Patrick's Day fun 

Black Potatoes
A compelling read for upper elementary and middle schoolers that shares the stories of men, women, and children during the potato famine in Ireland.
Use for teaching: reading comprehension, history
Grades: 5 & up

S is for Shamrock

A fun A-Z tour of Ireland :)
Use for teaching: Irish culture, ABCs
Grades: K-3

Hop on over to Jen's blog to read the rest of our list!

What's your favorite March read aloud?

1 comment

  1. What a great idea! I hope you continue this for other holidays, too!

    I love the book That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting.



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