McBroom and the Big Wind by Sid Fleischman makes students laugh out loud. Students identify hyperbole and the elements of a tall tale while reading McBroom and the Big Wind. As a culminating activity, students can create their own tall tale and publish it in a DIY pop-up book.
All or some of the materials can be used depending on the age of your students. I use this story with 4th graders, but it could be adapted for younger students.
Common Core Standards (4th grade)
Reading Comprehension Questions
Story Plot Map
Josh McBroom Character Chart with text evidence
Write a Tall Tale w/Rubric
Pop-Up Book Extension Activity
Tall Tale Picture Book List
Additional Simile and Personification Handouts
**Teacher notes and answer keys included**
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Open Court, 4th grade, tall tales, Sid Fleischman, short stories, reading groups, literature circles, interactive read aloud