Old Man Fookwire is back and has a new enemy, the neighbor's cat, Muffins. This is another humorous tall tale interactive read aloud.
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door resource 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 product; pick and choose a few that work for your group.
CCSS (3rd grade)
Story Elements Activity Page
Main Characters charts
Color a Picture of a favorite scene in the style of the main character (student sample included)
Fookwire v Hu Venn diagram
Compare Character Perspectives about Muffins, the cat
Persuasive letter writing from the point of view of Old Man Fookwire
Tall Tales Compare/Contrast Chart
Teacher notes and answer keys included for all handouts. Activity pages are blackline masters.
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