Use this poem to build recognition of phonics patterns and sight words. Highlight the repetition of patterns to help students easily recognize these larger word chunks useful in decoding longer words and in gaining fluency.
Paul Bunyan was a giant lumberjack who was generally depicted as working in the Midwest forest. Tall tales of Bunyan depicted his giant size and superhuman strength. Many tales features Bunyan with his blue ox, Babe.
These activities are themed around the tall tales of Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, John Henry, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley. Included in this packet:*Circle map, tree map, and writing paper for each tall tale hero*A center for each hero * Johnny Appleseed-rhyming words * Davy Crockett-syllable sort * John Henry-types of sentences sort * Paul Bunyan-compound words * Annie Oakley