Old Man Fookwire battles it out with the crafty squirrels who are stealing his birdseed in Those Darn Squirrels!, a humorous tall tale mentor text.
The materials for those Darn Squirrels! include activity sheets that support standard reading skills as well as enhance a tall tale unit. It is a great text to use for teaching hyperbole and personification. You may not have time to complete every activity included in this product; pick and choose a few that work for your group.
CCSS (3rd grade)
Story Elements Activity Page
Main Character Activity Page
Hyperbole Activity Page
Color a Picture in the Style of the Main Character (student sample included)
Cause and Effect Activity Page
Exclamation Point Activity Page
"Abacus" Reading Comprehension Page with Multiple Choice Questions
Tall Tales Compare/Contrast Chart
Teacher notes and answer keys included for all handouts. Activity pages are blackline masters.
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tall tales, picture book, mentor text, short stories, hyperbole