Leprechaun games

Words: 101-200

Skills: Rhythm & Rhyme Story Elements Summary

Grades: 1st 2nd 3rd

Topics: Folklore, Myths, and Legends

Genres: Poetry

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CCSS: Reading: Literature


Leprechaun Games

by Elizabeth Trach

Leprechauns only come out on St. Patrick's Day, so they need to pack in all the fun and games while they can. This whimsical poem describes on of their favorite things to do. Students will read the poem and answer questions about the setting, the details, and the rhyme.

Reading Comprehension Passage

Leprechaun Games

by Elizabeth Trach

On this Saint Patrick's Day,
The leprechauns will play
A game that brings them smiles
Across the many miles.

For way up in the sky,
A rainbow gleams on high
And makes a lovely slide
Upon which they can glide.

So to the top they go
And call, "Look out below!"
They ride the rainbow down
To land in the next town.

You may see them playing,
But know they won't be staying.
For when the day is done
The leprechauns must run.

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Reading Comprehension Questions

1. According to the poem, how do the leprechauns play on the rainbow?

2. When do the leprechauns come out to play?

3. Find two pairs of words at the end of the line that rhyme.

4. Do you think a rainbow would make a good place for humans to play? Why or why not?