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This resource focuses on the legend of Saint Patrick and myths.
The PowerPoint Presentation includes whole class activities and there are questions at the end of the presentation.
Students are encouraged to participate in discussion about the different myths and legends in relation to St Patrick/St Patrick’s Day.
The resource contains:-
Lesson 1: Students link the shamrock St Patrick is holding to Irish myths, including leprechaun costumes that they might see on St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Learn the difference between myths and legends. They look at mythical beasts and describing words and phrases, the giant is as big as a house.
Lesson 2: Previous lesson is reviewed. This lesson focuses on the retelling of myths and sequencing events. Three mythical stories on PowerPoint are read out and children decide which one they like better and what makes them interesting. Discuss what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the stories.
Activity 1 - Lower Ability children cut out and sequence three pictures and write a simple sentence below each picture called St. Patrick and the Serpent.
Middle Ability - Cut out sentences and glue below the correct pictures to tell the story of St Patrick and the Serpent .
High Ability - Retell legend of St Patrick and the Serpent. First they draft and then write out neatly.
Early finishers: Draw or find a picture of a person whom they regard as a legend and write why.
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