What says St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? After reading a story, get students to use recycled materials to make their their own leprechaun traps. They will use the story's setting as inspiration for their projects!
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.