It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school St. Patrick’s Day lesson. I see lots of really cute St. Patrick’s Day activities online for elementary school students, but not for middle school students. While lesson plans focused around leprechauns and shamrocks are fairly common, rigorous plans for middle school students are significantly less so.
Depending on where you live, you may or may not be very familiar with St. Patrick’s Day. Though originally a Catholic feast day celebrated especially in Ireland, this holiday has become much more prevalent and secular than it has been in the past.
No matter where you live, helping students build background knowledge and understanding of world cultures is an important goal no matter where they are from. I use the Article of the Week format to help my students build their background knowledge. To help with this knowledge building, you can use this middle school St. Patrick’s Day lesson plan that is focused on a non-fiction article. In it, students will learn what St. Patrick’s Day is as well as this interesting holiday’s history and traditions.
This middle school St. Patrick’s Day lesson contains one nonfiction article and three post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension, standardized test prep (EQAO), and cross-curricular learning. It comes in both PDF and digital formats to help teachers who are teaching both in the physical and digital classroom.
Get middle school St. Patrick’s lesson this lesson here.
- Teacher lesson plan
- Pre-reading K-W-L chart
- Non-fiction article (regular and modified texts)
- Mp3 audio files of each reading
- 3 Post-reading activities: comprehension questions, grammar questions (2 options: paper and self-grading Google Forms), long answer writing response
- Individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom
- Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 school
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