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You may have heard of Paul Bunyan, but you may not be aware that he had a family. This book follows the life and adventures of this bigger than life than life family which may have resulted in some national wonders. This literature is typically passed down to generations and this particular american folktale is tied to our area of the country.
I have personally heard this tale quite awhile ago and I hav Book level: I have personally heard this tale quite awhile ago and I have had my photo taken with the Paul Bunyan statue in Brainerd, MN. This story also claims to be able to explain how some natural wonders were created.
Organization - this book walks through the life of Paul Bunyan and his family. It starts with how Paul met his wife, when his children were born, and ends when his children grow up and leave home.
There is an obvious chronological order in which this story is written. In the storyteller's note, she catches our attention by re introducing us to Paul Bunyan with his great size and strength and the fact he has a family.
She uses the following to 'hook' us, "And you probably know that Paul was taller than a redwood tree, stronger than fifty bears, and smarter than a library full of books.
But you may not now that Paul was married and had two fine children. Most pages of text are placed on what looks like a hand-embroidered piece of cloth that reflects what is going on in the text.
One example is the passage where Teeny Bunyan accidentally dumped syrup on her head and on that page is a embroidered pancake stack covered in syrup.
This book can be used as a mentor text for organization.
It can be read aloud to a class and they can have a grand discussion how the structure of the writer is developed and why the organization was important. The teacher can ask, 'what would happen if this story wasn't organized?
Would you understand it? What meaning could you have gotten from it? What do they notice? If they don't notice the cloth and sewn images on some of the text pages, the teacher could point that out. The class can discuss why they think those pages are set up that way. Students could write a short personal story it doesn't have to be very long on a paper that is set up to look like an embroidered piece of cloth.
They can decorate it to reflect what is in the text. Another fun idea is to use this for a geography lesson of the natural wonders featured in the book. This is a good example of a text to life connection and a fun way to explore a US map.Students work in groups to write an original fairy tale in Italian.
They research the components of a fairy tale, compare and contrast fairy tales with myths and follow an outline to write a complete, page fairy tale. This webpage is for Dr. Wheeler's literature students, and it offers introductory survey information concerning the literature of classical China, classical Rome, classical Greece, the Bible as Literature, medieval literature, Renaissance literature, and genre studies.
As we wrote earlier this year, J.K. Rowling may have started the outline for Harry Potter in England, but she helped to frame the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in Porto. The English language arts practice test contains four sessions (ordered as they will appear on the actual test): have some pretty tall tales.
The guide will also point out turtles, nesting bald eagles, and splashing buffalo fish. Use page 8 for notes, brainstorming, and/or writing an outline.
Write a rough draft on pages 9 and Write. Tall tales all include three things: a main character with a mission and exaggerated powers or characteristics, a problem with a funny solution, and exaggerated descriptions of details in the story.
Create a main character for your story. A tall tale is usually told in first person with the narrator present at the scene of the story, even if the tale took place years earlier. When composing a tall tale, plausible facts should be mixed in with the more outlandish ones to give the story substance and to allow for the suspension of disbelief.