Title: Fiona’s Luck
Author: Teresa Bateman
Description: In this Irish folktale, Fiona uses her smarts to trick a selfish Leprachaun king who has taken all the luck of the land.
- Narrative Language
- Abstract/Figurative Language
- Perspective Taking
Why I like this book: An entertaining story that can address any number of higher- level language goals
Ideas for use:
- Identify the Story Grammar Elements (characters, setting, etc.). I use with Mindwingconcepts “Braidy.” Multiple “kick-offs,” etc.
- A great story for perspective taking and “trickery”- what is Fiona thinking vs. the villagers and the leprechauns. Use thinking and speaking bubbles to assist with understanding
- Teach/discuss similes and metaphors. Great for reasoning. What do you think the simile means? Have students create their own similes and metaphors.
Submitted by: Meghan G.Graham M.S. CCC-SLP
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