Homework: Find out about a Texas Hero!

Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill is a fictional character brought to life in some folktales about Texas and the Old West.  He is another American folk hero just like Paul Bunyan.  The people who told stories about Pecos Bill really liked to exaggerate, too.  They made up some very exciting stories!

Click below to watch some movies about him:

The Adventures of Pecos Bill

More Adventures of Pecos Bill


For Homework, pick your favorite part of the movie and retell it in a paragraph or two.  Remember to use vibrant verbs!!!

Why do you think people made up stories like these? Why were these stories called “tall tales”?  Write your ideas in the Comment section for this post.

Homework for June 12-19

June 28th is Paul Bunyan Day!

Paul Bunyan is an American folktale hero. There are many stories about this legendary lumberjack and his blue ox, Babe.  The stories about Paul are filled with exaggerations about how big and strong he was and what he did.

Watch the Walt Disney movie about Paul Bunyan by clicking the link below:


For your homework:

Write about the part you liked best. Use some vibrant verbs to retell your favorite part of the movie.