I was so impressed with these literature stories that I had to create a packet filled with activities to enhance literacy skills with a Scarecrow Theme. I use this in early November just before I begin Native and Colonial Americans.
They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. What else is there to know about scarecrows? Perhaps more than we realize. . . .
When winter descends upon the cornfield, the first snowfall brings about an amazing transformation: a lonely scarecrow, ignored and feared by everyone because of his flapping coat and jagged metal mouth, is covered by a thick blanket of snow. Before long, he is transformed into a jolly snowman and is loved by all!
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