Those lucky little leprechauns will be coming around in a few short days! How do you celebrate in your classroom? My ELL students were given a choice this time around: Narrative or Informational. They decided they wanted to work on informational writing and so I began to prep for their Leprechaun learning this week. Although my classroom is working on non-fiction writing, I wanted to gather a list of writing prompts you could use in your classroom with this Lucky Leprechaun printable!
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First things first, I wanted to show you how to assemble this booklet. Simple enough to cut out, line up and staple on the top of hat. There is plenty of space for your students to write whatever their heart desires. Now onto the writing…
1. History about St. Patrick’s Day
There are tons of resources on the internet where:
- The History of St. Patrick’s Day from Hello Kids
- History of St. Patrick’s Day plus games from Primary Games
- The Legend of St. Patrick from Kiddyhouse
- St. Patrick’s Day Facts from Kids Konnect
2. What will the leprechaun find at the other end of the rainbow?
After reviewing what history says about the appearance of a rainbow and the wishful pot of gold at the other end, students can write about what they would hope to find there. I’m sure their responses, no matter the age, would be silly and cute!
3. Information on Irish Culture & Celebrations
This is the perfect excuse to dive into other cultures in your classroom. Students can learn all about Irish celebrations and cultures, learn about Ireland in itself, or dig a little deeper on the origin of Leprechauns.
4. How to Catch a Leprechaun
This is probably my favorite prompt! I love to see how animated the kids get in their writing, describing all the aspects of the perfect capture.
5. The legend of a lucky leprechaun
This could either be written in the eyes of fictional or non-fiction, depending on the need in your classroom. Students can easily do some research in the library for the origins of the word Leprechaun, possibly using kid safe searches like Safe Search Kids, to continue their research online. Or they can completely create a narrative of the luckiest leprechaun and his (or even her!) story!
All in all, with 3 spaces to write, you can really adjust this book to the needs of your classroom. I want them to be able to write in complete sentences with correct grammar and punctuation and write up to a paragraph each. But if you are hoping for only simple sentences, there is a primary belted line version as well. Your students can really write about anything on these pages. The ideas are endless!