Discover how Paul Bunyan created the Grand Canyon. Wrestle a rattlesnake with Pecos Bill. Enjoy folk tales and legends from the different geographical regions of the United States. Revisit familiar characters and meet many new ones as well. Learn how to identify the different types of stories, understand figures of speech, and practice writing with correct capitalization. Create your own folk tale that reflects the region in which you live.
This unit is designed to be used in conjunction with science and social studies Unit 3: Your State, but can also be used as an independent literature unit.