The Luckiest Leprechaun activities and lesson plan ideas
The Luckiest Leprechaun activities and lesson plan ideas
The Luckiest Leprechaun activities and lesson plan ideas
The Luckiest Leprechaun activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Luckiest Leprechaun activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our The Luckiest Leprechaun Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Justine Korma's St. Patrick's Day book. Read aloud the picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.

  

THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

☐ summarize / retell

☐ compare and contrast

☐ point of view

☐ analyzing character

☐ identifying genre

☐ identifying theme | message | moral

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ friendship

☐ apologizing

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ base words

☐ prepositions

☐ time order words

☐ adverbs

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

MacKenzie O’Shammrock lives in a fairy garden that is inside a park. He is perfectly happy being alone because he must spend his time protecting his gold from Professor Chester. One day, when MacKenzie is sleeping, dirt starts falling all over his house. He goes outside to see a dog digging in the ground. When MacKenzie gets mad at the dog, she immediately apologizes. Lucky, the dog wants to make it up to MacKenzie by being his friend or guard dog.

At first, MacKenzie is annoyed by Lucky hanging around him. However, over time, MacKenzie starts to warm up to Lucky. One day when MacKenzie is sleeping, Professor Chester comes close to stealing his gold. Thankfully, Lucky is there to scare the professor away and MacKenzie is happy to have a guard dog. However, when MacKenzie wakes up later to find his gold gone, he starts to think Lucky tricked him. He is sad to have lost his friend and his gold. Lucky returns home and explains to MacKenzie that she spent the night protecting the gold from the professor and MacKenzie realizes how great it is to have a friend.

THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:

 Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
 Social-Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
 Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
 Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
 Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
 Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space

 Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution

 Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book

 Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)

 Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

 Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
 Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

 Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

 Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another

 Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

 Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

 Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board

 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping

 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list-making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • book reviews

INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:

➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)

➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables