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Fiona’s Luck Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Fiona’s Luck will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of problem solving, positive self-talk, and peer pressure, this Fiona’s Luck picture book by Teresa Bateman is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with Fiona’s Luck Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Fiona’s Luck. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Fiona’s Luck reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

FIONA'S LUCK SUMMARY

Long ago, there was plenty of luck all around Ireland. However, when “the big folk” came, luck stuck to them and the leprechauns started to worry there wouldn’t be enough. The Leprechaun King decides to have the leprechauns collect all the luck and lock it away. This causes huge problems for the people of Ireland as their crops don’t grow and animals can’t provide milk and eggs. 

 

Thankfully, Fiona is a clever character and comes up with a plan to get the luck back from the leprechauns. She tricks everyone into thinking she has luck so the Leprechaun King wants her to visit. They make a deal that if she can prove she has no luck, he will grant her a wish worth all of her luck. When Fiona proves she has no luck, she is able to wish for nothing, which is the worth of her luck. With her quick thinking, Fiona wishes for a hole in the chest of luck, causing the luck to spread throughout the country. 

FIONA’S LUCK LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Fiona’s Luck, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Fiona’s Luck reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • summarizing and retelling
  • analyzing character
  • making connections
  • plot | problem and solution
  • identifying genre
  • identifying theme, message or moral

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • problem solving
  • positive self talk
  • peer pressure

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • adverbs
  • action verbs
  • pronouns
  • compound words

FIONA’S LUCK ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
Fiona's Luck book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Fiona’s Luck?

  • Lexile® Measure: 810L
  • Guided Reading Level: S
  • DRA Level: 44
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 5 – 5.2

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Teresa Bateman. It was illustrated by Kelly Murphy.

What genre is Fiona’s Luck?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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