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The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School 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 a theme of being respectful, this The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School picture book by Laura Murray 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!

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  1. Read a summary of The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School. 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 The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE GINGERBREAD MAN AND THE LEPRECHAUN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL SUMMARY

This book tells the story about a peculiar day the Gingerbread Man and his classmates had at school. It all started when they heard a laugh and saw the Leprechaun run down the hall. They followed his notes around the school, finding mess after mess that the Leprechaun created. First the music room, then the bathroom and library! The Gingerbread Man knew he had to come up with a plan to catch the Leprechaun before he made a mess of the classroom.

 

The Gingerbread Man gathered his supplies and set up the trap. When the Leprechaun entered the room he was covered with glue, flung across the room, and wrapped with toilet paper. The Gingerbread Man knew his trap worked and asked the Leprechaun to clean up the mess. Once the school was clean, the Gingerbread Man let go of the Leprechaun and knew he would be ready with a new plan next year. 

THE GINGERBREAD MAN AND THE LEPRECHAUN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL 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 The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School, 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 The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • summarize / retell
  • analyzing character
  • analyzing setting
  • point of view
  • rhyme | rhythm | repetition

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • being respectful

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • nouns
  • suffixes
  • contractions
  • prepositions

THE GINGERBREAD MAN AND THE LEPRECHAUN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL 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
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD570L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3 – 3.2

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Laura Murray. It was illustrated by Mike Lowery.

What genre is The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School?

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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