Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Reading Irish Legends on St. Patrick's Day - Section 3: Closure


A lesson like this is fun and motivational for students because they come to school excited about the day.  Most of the kids have chosen to wear green for St. Patrick's Day, and they're eager to see what interesting lesson plans I've got in store for them.  From the teacher's perspective, I'm pleased to present CCS lessons to the kids that are also relevant to special days they're experiencing.  It's not busy work- like just giving them a word search about St. Patty's Day - they are reading challenging texts and writing out the differences and similarities between the two.  They finish with the opportunity to illustrate one of the texts, which is creative and fun.    

  Explanation for Choosing "Leprechauns"
  Intrinsic Motivation: Explanation for Choosing "Leprechauns"
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Reading Irish Legends on St. Patrick's Day

Unit 18: Tall Tales and Legends Conglomeration
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: TSWBAT read two Irish legends, compare and contrast them, then sketch a picture about their favorite.

Big Idea: What do a Giant Rat and a Leprechaun have in common? Ask your local Irish Myth Enthusiast!

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