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Mrs. Altena

LIBRARY 4th/5th: Tall Tale: John Henry

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Higher Education

Student Instructions

Tall tales were passed down from generation to generation through stories and songs. One of the most famous tall tales that was passed down by song is the tale of John Henry. John Henry was a strong and selfless man who died helping others. Directions: 1) Click on add 2) Listen to the read aloud of John Henry by Jerry Pinkney. 3) Watch the video of John Henry. 4) Watch the video of Tennessee Ernie Ford singing the John Henry Song. 5) Thinking of all three stories, on the next page make a list of things in each that could be true and things that are made up. 6) Extra: Learn about Gandy Dancers on the next page. 7) Answer a question about gandy dancers. 8) Click the check when you are done!