Have you visited Ireland? I actually traveled to Ireland in 2000 for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. I was in it with my college dance team. It was the most AMAZING experience I ever had. I also performed for the Lord Mayor's Ball in Dublin, which was an honor. I spent many days shopping and eating lots of Cadbury Chocolate. Oh, how I miss those days! But, I do want to go back.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day and my longing to be in that far away land, here is a freebie for you (or a few). I created some comprehension related thinking maps for summarizing and comparing and contrasting. Also, a writing activity for comparing and contrasting and a little Jamie O'Rourke Craftivity. Enjoy my friends!