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By Gerald McDermott

Suggested Ages:

Late Elementary

Themes:

Leprechauns
St. Patrick’s Day

Speech Sounds:

Z
J
K
L
L Blends
R (Vocalic)
R Blends
S
SH
CH
TH
F
V
G

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Describing
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Figurative Language
Comparing/Contrasting

Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk is about Tim O’Toole and his very poor family. Tim travels to the countryside to find work and meets a band of leprechauns who give him gifts to make his fortune.

This story has a Complete Episode structure with distinct Attempt/Reaction Cycles. You can adapt/simplify the text to fit the levels of various student needs. ______________________________________________________________________________________

I recommend using this book for:

  • St. Patrick’s Day

Students will need background on:

  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Leprechauns

Vocabulary:

poverty
wages
inquire
merry
wee
lay off
peace
wealth