Fiona’s Luck Literacy Unit for Special Education St. Patrick’s Day


Total Pages 30 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week



Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This unit has various activities to accompany Bateman’s book Fiona’s Luck. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Fiona’s Luck.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to the story about a very smart girl who tricks a leprechaun king into restoring luck to the Irish people.


*****This unit includes 12 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.


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Fiona’s Luck Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Fiona’s Luck Activities:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on things that make a person a hero (includes digital version)
  • Word map on misfortune (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things that bring good or bad luck (includes digital version)
  • Finding replacements for common objects (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: What makes Fiona a hero (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.