How to Catch a Leprechaun for Special Education St. Patrick’s Day


Total Pages 33 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This unit has various activities to accompany Wallace’s book How to Catch a Leprechaun. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading How to Catch a Leprechaun.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to why it is so hard to catch a leprechaun.


*****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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How to Catch a Leprechaun 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


How to Catch a Leprechaun Activities:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on things about leprechauns (includes digital version)
  • Word map showing different types of traps (includes digital version)
  • Matching the best bait to use for each animal (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things that move fast or slow (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: The Luckiest Leprechaun (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.