Pecos Bill - Tall Tale Activities on Personification

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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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Study Pecos Bill while learning about personification. A tall tale passage about Pecos Bill is included in this lesson. Students will learn what personification is, and practice finding it. This is a great reading comprehension lesson on personification. This lesson is also great for close reading. At the end of the lesson there is an activity that lets children create their own beautiful foldable pop-up books of Pecos Bill.

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More Fun with Figurative Language Lessons

Tall Tales: Fun With Figurative Language and Create Your Own Pop Up Books.

Johnny Appleseed: Close Reading Lesson on Idioms and Pop up Book.

John Henry: Close Reading Lesson on Metaphors and Similes and Pop up Book.


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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.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Choose words and phrases for effect.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


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