This lesson features key adventures of the remarkable tall tale hero, Paul Bunyan. The two pages of informational text called "A Most Famous and Mighty Lumberjack" are followed by three pages of note-taking frames. Each of the six frames has a prompt to help students extract main ideas and details from what they have read. The questions within the frames lead students to take notes on author's purpose, obvious exaggerations, real facts, and details about Paul Bunyan's character traits, The sixth frame prompts students to write creatively about a super-hero they know. The note-taking strategy, which can be done individually or in cooperative groups, fosters students’ active thinking about their reading
This lesson supports the Common Core ELA standard of students being able to refer to details and examples in a text, cite the textual evidence to support their analysis of the text as well as draw inferences from the text. The lesson includes two color drawings, and it makes a nice companion to my product entitled: Tall Tale PECOS BILL Rides a Cyclone w/ 10 Note-Taking Frames - Reading Strategy.