This one page nonfiction selection presents the history and reasons for February 29th. It is followed by 7 multiple choice questions, 5 questions that require brief written responses, and a word search.
Read a John Henry tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about John Henry with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own John Henry tall tale. A great unit!