See: Academic Writing: Functions - Expressing reasons and explanations / cause and effect
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Standards in this strand: - -
Phonics and Word Recognition: -
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. -
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context. Fluency: -
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. -
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. -
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. -
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
A Tall Tale is a humorous story with blatant exaggerations, swaggering heroes who do the impossible with an here of nonchalance.