The Legend of the Bluebonnet and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush are both written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola.
These legends are both centered around children in Native American tribes. These are both easy, short stories that can be read any time as a great way to teach or reinforce legend basics with your students.
This resource compares and contrasts the two legends. This tab book is common core aligned and covers the topics of:
-Comparing and Contrasting Characters and plot elements
-Describing and defining overall themes
-Summarizing the legends
-Using inference skills to decipher the meanings behind their names
-Identifying Cause and Effect relationships that both characters share
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The Legend of the Bluebonnet Perspective Writing Activity