Lesson Plan

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

St. Patrick's Day is a widely popular holiday all over the world. Teach your students about some interesting traditions as they write an informative text about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able organize information on a topic using a graphic organizer as a nonfiction prewriting exercise.


(5 minutes)
St. Patrick's Day TraditionsInformational Writing Graphic Organizer
  • Ask students to think about holiday traditions that people practice throughout the year. Explain that traditions are things that people do year after year as they celebrate.
  • Have students share out answers with a nearby classmate.
  • Ask students to reacall any holidays that happen in the month of March.
  • Have students think, pair, and share their answers with a peer.
  • Instruct students to then think, pair, and share any familiar St. Patrick's Day traditions.
  • Have students share out answers whole class.
  • Explain to students that today they will be learning about St. Patrick's Day as they work on using the correct structure of an informative essay.