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This one covers Paul Bunyan

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

2, 3, 4  

Title – Shared Reading of Paul Bunyan and the Big Blue Ox
By – Debbie Haren
Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 2-4

Materials:

A copy of the book Paul Bunyan and the Big Blue Ox

Anticipatory Set:

By looking at the cover What do you think Paul Bunyan does for a living?
What do you think this book might be about?
Do you think this might be another tall tale? Why?

Discussion:

What does steeple mean in this book?
How big was the ox?
Why do you think Paul Bunyan and the Ox got along so well?
How did the ox help Paul?
How did Paul and his friends get rid of all the tree stumps?
How do you feel about Paul chopping down all the trees?
What was your favorite part of the book?
So far what is your favorite American hero that we have read about? Why?
What is a pioneer?

Writing in their journal:

If you could have been the first to have done something what would you have liked to have done?
Is there anything that has done not been done yet that you would like to be the first to do?
For example would you like to be the first to live on the Moon?
Write your ideas down in your journal.

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