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By Gerald McDermott

Suggested Ages:

Late Elementary

Themes:

Leprechauns
St. Patrick’s Day

Speech Sounds:

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

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

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

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