How to Catch a Leprechaun

Frequent Speech Sounds:

​/l/ initial
/g/ initial
/tr/

Themes:

spring
St. Patrick’s Day
teamwork

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary, Late Elementary

How to Catch a Leprechaun

By Adam Wallace

You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick's Day tradition with this fun and lively children's picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom! Laugh along in this zany story for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarious rhymes and vibrant illustrations!

This clever rhyming spring and St. Patrick's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting, sequencing, and action verbs. It is also great for noticing character expressions and onomatopoeias! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using How to Catch a Leprechaun in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

theme/message
sequencing
illustration study
figurative language
social/emotional
verbs (action)
text features
phonological awareness
predicting 

Sequencing:

order of leprechaun’s tricks and escapes

Social/Emotional:

facial expressions
body language

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

verbs (action)

Text Features:

bold letters
capitals
large text
change in font type
change in font color
exclamation points
moving text
italics

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What will they use to try to catch him? What would you use?

If you are interested in seeing other spring and St. Patrick’s Day books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.