Historical Irish Americans {Speech Language Therapy & Curriculum Unit}

Historical Irish Americans {Speech Language Therapy & Curriculum Unit}


Grade Levels: 4th – 8th

Subjects: English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy

Resource Type: Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas

Formats Included: PDF

Pages: 25 pages



Students with language disorders and language based learning disabilities need specific instruction in the areas of comprehension, context clues, compare/contrast, and word associations. General education students also need practice with these skills to demonstrate mastery of language processing skills.

This Historical Irish Americans unit is ideal for use by speech-language pathologists and educators to instruct students on the skills mentioned above. There are 6 non-fiction passages included in this product to be used as listening comprehension or reading comprehension activities over several learning sessions. The Tier 2 vocabulary questions will provide students opportunities to use context clues and inferencing skills to identify the meanings of vocabulary words from a field of 3 choices. They can also practice comparing and contrasting Irish Americans in this unit verbally and using the included Venn Diagram to organize the ideas from the non-fiction passages. There is additional practice of naming word associations related to the target Historical Irish Americans in this product: John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Walt Disney, Margaret Mitchell, Henry Ford

There are 36 comprehension questions, 60 context clues questions, compare/contrast writing practice page, and 5 word association practice opportunities with a writing practice page. This includes a BONUS Ireland passage to introduce the unit.

This packet is ideal for use on St. Patrick’s Day- March 17th, during the month long celebration of Irish-American Heritage Month, or year round to practice essential language skills! This will provide up to 6 weeks of speech-language therapy practice for students that attend 2 sessions weekly. This unit may last 2-4 weeks in a special or general education classroom. You may even send home certain passages & sections of the unit for homework if you would like.

You may use this lesson as a printable lesson, whole group SMART Board lesson, or download on your iPad and save in iBook.

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