John Henry - Tall Tale Activities on Metaphors and Similes

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  1. 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, meta
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John Henry is the perfect tall tale to teach your students about metaphors and similes. A tall tale passage about John Henry is included in this lesson. Students can complete activities to practice identifying metaphors and similes, and even create one of their own. This is a great reading comprehension lesson on metaphors and similes. At the end of the lesson there is an activity that lets students create beautiful foldable pop-up books of John Henry. This activity is perfect for close reading lessons as well.

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
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.

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