Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale

Use Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale by Tomie dePaola to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Jamie O'Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland. He's too lazy to help his wife, too lazy to plant potatoes, and too lazy to solve his own problems. Thanks to a chance encounter with a leprechaun, Jamie is able to grow the biggest potato he has ever seen. But with a big potato comes even bigger problems. Students will enjoy learning how to use comprehension strategies while reading this fun Irish folktale that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any time of year.

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Title: Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale
Author: Tomie dePaola
Genre: Folktale
Themes: Laugh Out Loud, St. Patrick's Day, Decision Making
ISBN: 9780698116030
Publisher's Summary:
Jamie O'Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland, far too lazy to help his wife on their farm. Then, after a chance encounter with a leprechaun, Jamie finds himself growing the biggest potato in the world. But what will happen when the potato grows too large for Jamie and the villagers to handle?
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