February 23, 2018
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By Lily Jones

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Going on a Clover Hunt

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Students will be able to retell a story using details from the text.

(5 minutes)
  • Introduce the lesson by displaying a map of the world and pointing out where you live. Show students where Ireland is on the map.
  • Tell students that they are going to learn about an Irish holiday called St. Patrick’s Day. On St. Patrick’s Day, people celebrate Irish culture by wearing green and eating traditional food like corned beef and cabbage. Tell students that other symbols of St. Patrick’s Day are clovers (or shamrocks) and leprechauns. Leprechauns are mythical Irish fairies that like to dress in green.
(10 minutes)
  • Read aloud the book Lucky TuckerBy Leslie McGuirk.
  • Tell students that four leaf clovers are thought to be lucky. Look back at the book and point out how Tucker rolled in four leaf clovers.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to think about what happened in the story. Have students turn to a partner and retell what the story was about.
  • Ask: “Who was the main character in the story?” (Tucker)
  • Then ask: “How was Tucker lucky?” (Tucker was lucky because he rolled in a bed of clovers. He then got ice cream, wrestled with his friend, and got new toys.)
(20 minutes)
  • Have students share what they would want to happen to them if they found a four leaf clover. What would their “luck” look like?
  • Ask students to draw a picture of their lucky day.
  • Model how to draw a four leaf clover. Then hand out green construction paper and have students draw four leaf clovers. (Note: If this is too challenging, provide students with templates or pre-cut clovers). Ask students to cut out their clovers.
  • Give students tape and have them hang their clovers around the room.
  • Gather the class together and have them walk around the classroom looking for all the clovers.

Support:Give students who struggle with cutting pre-cut clovers.

Enrichment:Have students look closely at each other’s “lucky” pictures and share what they notice.

(5 minutes)
  • To assess student understanding, notice how they retell the story.
  • Collect students' pictures of their lucky days and assess how students understood the concept.
(5 minutes)
  • Gather students together for the close of the lesson and ask them to share where they found clovers.
  • Call on a few students to share their pictures of their lucky days.

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