Lesson Plan

Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, teach your students about fun and silly limerick poems. In this lesson, students will learn about the characteristics of limerick poems and will have fun reading a variety of them!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe limericks.


(5 minutes)
Write Your Own LimerickLimerick Syllables
  • Tell students that March is a special month because it is a time when people all over the world celebrate the culture of Ireland with a holiday called St. Patrick's Day.
  • Ask students to share what they know about St. Patrick's Day.
  • Explain to students that we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day today by reading limericks. Tell students that a limerick is a silly and humorous poem. The word limerick comes from Limerick, Ireland, which is where limericks originated.