Read Chapters 4-6 of "American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne.
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Read one chapter every other day this week. After reading each chapter, ask your child the following questions:
- How might the tall tales about Stormalong have originated?
- How was Stormalong born or how did he come to be?
- How did he get his name?
- Why did Stormy have to leave Cape Cod?
- How did Stormy free the anchor chain?
- Why wasn't Stormy happy?
- Where did Stormy go?
- What did the sailors decide to do to keep Stormy from leaving again?
- How did they get through the English Channel?
- What does A.B.S. mean?
- How did tales about Mose begin?
- What does Mose do for a living?
- How did Mose clear the way to the fire?
- How did Mose save the baby?
- Why was Mose known as the city's most valiant fireman?
- Why did Mose push Lady Washington into the Hudson River?
- What do you think happened to Mose?
Chapter 6--Febold Feboldson:
- Who started the tales about Feboldson?
- Why didn't many people stop and settle on the Great Plains?
- What did Feboldson try to get people to stay?
- How did Feboldson make it rain the first time?
- Why didn't the rain touch the ground?
- How did Feboldson make it rain a second time?
- Why did the pioneers still not want to stay?