This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.
In this tall tale, Josh McBroom is fighting a drought and giant mosquitoes! His wonderful one acre farm is so dry that the hens are laying fried eggs and the cows are giving powdered milk, but finally, McBroom comes up with an ingenious plan to save the farm. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.