Grumpy Old Man Fookwire joins the squirrels on vacation with the birds in the south! This is another humorous tall tale interactive read aloud.
This low prep resource for Those Darn Squirrels Fly South by Adam Rubin includes activity sheets that support standard reading skills as well as enhance a tall tale unit. You may not have time to complete every activity included in this resource; pick and choose a few that work for your group.
CCSS (3rd grade)
Story Elements Activity Page
Main Characters chart
How Grumpy is He? hyperbole activity
Design a Flying Machine (draw and label or optional STEM build a flying machine)
Repetition in Writing
Information text (marimba and merengue)
Bird Self-Portrait compare/contrast
Determine time to travel in MPH
Analyze changes in Old Man Fookwire Venn diagram
Tall Tales Compare/Contrast Chart
Teacher notes and answer keys included for all handouts. Activity pages are blackline masters.
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