Tall Tales Readers Theater-Davy Crockett-Johnny Appleseed-John Henry-Paul Bunyan

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    Tall & Twisted Tales - Bonus Activities & Resources

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    1. These readers' theater scripts and activities are perfect for grades 3, 4, 5 & 6, and the fractured fairy tales portion of the Double-Bonus Bundle has been expanded with four bonus 16-page student packets, which are standalone PDF files that can be sent to students electronically for distance le
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    Readers' Theater - Tall tales readers' theater scripts with a twist! Tall tales are fun. TWISTED readers' theater tall tales are even better! This 146-page readers' theater Tall Tales Bonus Bundle takes four traditional tall tales and turns them on their heads.

    The activities are perfect for grades 4, 5, and 6, or for 2nd- and 3rd-grade gifted-and-talented students in need of a challenge.

    The bundle of readers' theater tall tales includes the following products:

    >Davy Crockett becomes . . . DAVY CROCKPOT FREES THE SUN (3-6 readers; also available as a script-only FREE DOWNLOAD)

    >Johnny Appleseed becomes . . . JOHNNY WATERMELONSEED SAVES THE HARVEST (4-7 readers)

    >John Henry becomes . . . JOAN HENRY LIGHTS THE WAY (6-9 readers)

    >Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox becomes . . . PAUL ONION & HIS BABY-BLUE SOCKS (3-7 readers)

    >10-page packet of bundle-exclusive TALL TALES BONUS RESOURCES

    Not only do you get the four tall tale readers' theater scripts (along with sound-effect cue cards for audience participation!), but the bundle also includes the following resources to help build a tall tale unit or folklore unit:

    >Vocabulary: Word Work activity for each script (with answer key)

    >Compare & Contrast graphic organizer activity (with answer key) for each traditional v. twisted tall tale (e.g., Davy Crockett v. Davy Crockpot)

    >Hyperbole in Tall Tales: 2-page activity helps students recognize and understand figurative language in tall tales (with answer key)

    >Traits of Tall Tales: 1-page factsheet highlights key aspects that set tall tales apart from other stories in the folklore genre

    >Tall Tales Leveled Reading List: Leveled booklist of high-interest books about tall tales

    >Writers' Workshop Extension Activity: Activity to guide students in writing and revising their own twisted tall tales

    >Weekly Practice Checklist: 5-day framework to guide students' day-by-day readers' theater fluency practice

    Additional resources include highlights of applicable Common Core State Standards, a basic overview of readers' theater, and a list of tips and tricks for readers' theater success.

    If you're not sure the Tall Tales Bonus Bundle is right for you and your students, please download the FREE 6-reader, 5-page twisted tall tale "Davy Crockpot Frees the Sun" to get a sample of Davy Crockett with a twist!

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    If you like my Tall Tales Bonus Bundle, check out my FRACTURED FAIRY TALES BONUS BUNDLE for further fluency-building fun!

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