Paul Bunyan - Tall Tale Activities on Hyperbole | Distance Learning

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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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Paul Bunyan, and hyperbole go hand in hand. This free tall tale resource teaches your students about both. This lesson teaches your class about hyperbole through close reading of this classic folktale. The reading passage and activities are engaging and hands on. They will help your students learn more about figurative language. The lesson will also teach your students about Paul Bunyan. At the end of the lesson, students can create their own Paul Bunyan pop up book.

This lesson is available in both digital and printable forms.

Happy customers have said:

"Love the product!!!!! Goes great with the Engage New York unit on Tall Tales. I love the Pop-up book page!! I wish I had more templates for other for other stories too!!!!! Thanks!"

"Super excited to use this with the kids! They love these kind of activities!"

"Fun addition to our Tall Tale unit!"


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Total Pages
10 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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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.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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