978-1-55799-751-7 / 1557997519

Read and Understand Tall Tales, Grades 3-4

by Norris, Jill

Publisher:Evan-Moor Educational Publishers



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About the book:

The mythology of the American frontier comes to life again in Read & Understand, Tall Tales, which is populated by bigger-than-life heroes whose incredible exploits hold a timeless appeal for young readers, making them ideal focal points for learning and discussion.

This volume features 22 two-to-three-page stories that vary in reading difficulty from beginning third through beginning fifth grade to meet a range of needs.

There are traditional tall tales such as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Slue-Foot Sue, Stormalong, John Henry, Mike Fink, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, and Joe Magarac, to name just a few.

There are also original and lesser known tall tales such as Farmer Ted, Jesse O, Engineer Red and Sooner Hound, Joe and Bess Call, Pea Soup Shorty, Annie Christmas, Mose-the Volunteer Fireman, and Little Sir-the Rooster.

Practice activities for every story include: - a comprehension page - a vocabulary page - two pages for practice of skills such as: -character analysis -figures of speech-similes, idioms, alliteration -sequence of events -quotation marks -parts of speech

These exercises challenge students to recall details, draw conclusions, make inferences, make comparisons, and consider word meanings.

Each story is delightfully illustrated in a cheery, cartoon-like style children will warm to. Complete answer key included. All 144 pages are reproducible for classroom use and perforated for easy removal. $12.95 each.

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