Tuesday, March 3, 2015

17 St. Patrick's Day Accelerated Reader Books for 3rd and 4th Graders


This time I thought I would read my daughter's class a book that is between 3.5-4.5, but I did include a couple of bonus ideas of a 4.6 level books. Just a little something for me to remember to request when she is in 4th grade and if I am reading to her class then. I thought this might be a good list to work from next year as well. If you noticed in my Valentine book list, I try to stay away from books that are about the history and customs of a holiday. While these are good learning books, it is usually a lot of information to have to retain and I would rather set the kids up to succeed to be able to take their tests and get good scores.

3.5
Dear Mr. Leprechaun: Letters from my First Friendship by Martin Burton
The Leprechaun in the Basement by Kathy Tucker
The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow by Sean Callahan
Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun by Sean Callahan
St. Patrick's Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler

3.7
Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story by Linda Shute

3.8
Luckiest Leprechaun by Justine Korman
The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen

3.9
The Leprechaun's Gold by Pamela Edwards
The Luck of the Irish by Brendan Paulsen

4.0 
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie De Paola

4.1
Mary McLean and the St. Patrick's Day Parade by Steven Kroll
The Leprechaun Under the Bed by Teresa Bateman

4.2
Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna Bailan

4.4
A Fin St. Patrick's Day by Susan Wojciechowski

4.5 
Fiona's Luck by Teresa Bateman
Leprechaun Gold by Teresa Bateman

BONUS IDEAS!
4.6
Traveling Tom and the Leprechaun by Teresa Bateman
The Ring of Truth by Teresa Bateman

5 comments:

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

This was really interesting for me, as I'm a teacher and SEN TA in the UK!My kids this year are 7 years old- don't know what reading level they would be in the US but here they are mostly 2B at the moment. Our tests mean that they have to read a lot of non-fiction books as well so we read about half and half, but then they also need a lot of practice answering inference questions about fiction. We end up doing more reading than anything else at that age! Thanks for this post :)

MELISASource said...

These are some great selections! I'll have to check them out for my son!

tara pittman said...

We will look for these books at the library. My boys love reading.

Mom of Two said...

@ The Yogi Vegetarian

I plan to keep posting more of these, as I create them when I read with my own kids and their classrooms.

I will have some lower level (kindergarten) ones coming up, Easter books and a listing of books about swimming. Those are the pending posts I have created so far, but there will be even more.

Avry said...

Great list of some fun books!