Here are six pieces of writing about Irish Fairies, and six different writing assignments to go with them! Themes include: an authentic Irish fairy-tale, different kinds of fairies (not all friendly), a first-hand account of seeing leprechauns, official research about fairies, and a fairy poem. Writing assignments vary – from writing a story with specific requirements, to telling a tale with a unique accent, from summarizing scholarly research to writing a poem. An image of a Celtic knot is included (use it for advanced colouring, or print it in green) to be used as decoration on the student’s notebook. Stories are taken from official Fairy books by W.B. Yeats and Thomas Keightley.
Literature & Composition collections are suitable for students who are ready to read and study different types of literature in small quantities. For example, instead of an entire novel or scholarly work, a small sample of each (which can stand on its own) will be presented. This way, the intermediate student has an opportunity to stretch their reading abilities without being discouraged. Each book contains six different writing samples that share a common theme. The writing assignments vary in length and are intended to inspire the student to try writing in different forms and styles.