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Folktale Passages with Tall Tales, Figurative Language Lessons and Dioramas

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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    Students read five folktales about famous tall tale legends. Each passage features a different figurative language lesson. As a culminating activity, kids create engaging pop-up book dioramas. Read about Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Pecos Bill while studying hyperbole, idioms, metaphors, similes, and personification. I have also added a lesson about Davy Crockett, which introduces the genre of folklore to your students.

    Each of these heroes has their own lesson, complete with a close reading passage about that folk tale hero. Each section also has an explanation of the figurative language being taught, along with practice identifying it. The Davy Crockett lesson has a section introducing folk tales, and gives students practice activities identifying them. Finally, each lesson has materials for students to create their own pop up book on that tall tale hero.

    All of the materials you need to study each of these classic tall tales is included. Then once you're done learning these folk tales, there are graphics and instructions to create beautiful Pop-up book dioramas of each character.

    A great unit to immerse your class into the world of tall tales and folk tales!

    Happy customers have said:

    "A great hands on approach to teaching figurative language."

    "This was exactly what my 2nd - 7th ESE students needed! Folk heroes and figurative language were like a foreign language to the majority of my students! Wonderful product!"

    "Thank you for your hard work! Great resource."

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    Total Pages
    36 pages
    Answer Key
    N/A
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
    Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
    Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
    Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
    Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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