Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Luckiest Leprechaun 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 friendship and apologizing, this The Luckiest Leprechaun picture book by Justine Korman 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 The Luckiest Leprechaun Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of The Luckiest Leprechaun. You can find it in the section below.
- 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.
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THE LUCKIEST LEPRECHAUN SUMMARY
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, overtime, 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.
THE LUCKIEST LEPRECHAUN LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based The Luckiest Leprechaun reading comprehension questions focus on:
- summarize | retell
- compare and contrast
- point of view
- analyzing character
- identifying genre
- identifying theme | message | moral
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- base words
- time order words
THE LUCKIEST LEPRECHAUN 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 Luckiest Leprechaun?
- Lexile® Measure: AD600L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 30
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.8
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Justine Korman. It was illustrated by Denise Brunkus.
What genre is The Luckiest Leprechaun?
It is a fantasy 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.