This is a great folk tale for grades 2nd and 3rd graders. Paul Bunyan was born strong and grew very large. He tore down trees with his bare hands before he could even talk. The neighbors were not very happy about what Paul Bunyan was doing so his parents send him off in the ocean. This is where his crazy, fun, folk tale story really begins. I would have students distinguish between what is not true and what could be the truth. This would be a very fun activity for students.