The mythology of the American frontier comes to life again in Read & Understand, Tall Tales, Grades 3-4 which is populated by bigger-than-life heroes whose incredible exploits hold a timeless appeal for young readers, making them ideal focal points for learning and discussion. This volume features 22 two-to-three-page stories that vary in reading difficulty from beginning third through beginning fifth grade to meet a range of needs. Practice activities for every story include: a comprehension page and a vocabulary page. There are two pages for practice of skills such as, character analysis and figures of speech that include: similes, idioms, alliteration, sequence of events, quotation marks, and parts of speech. These exercises challenge students to: recall details, draw conclusions, make inferences, make comparisons, and consider word meanings.
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