A few years ago I incorporated two of my favorite lessons into one: Figurative language and Tall Tales. I have always loved teaching tall tales to my students, but often did not have a way to incorporate them into my Language Arts curriculum. So, I came up with this fun Paul Bunyan freebie. It teaches kids about Paul Bunyan through close reading. The lesson also teaches students about hyperbole. The best part of the lesson is that kids can create their own Paul Bunyan pop up books when they're finished learning about him. I hope you and your class enjoy it, as much as my classes have over the years.