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Discover with your class the humorous solution that follows tall tales. Elementary learners will discuss the tall tale Paul Bunyan and give ordinary solutions for the problems in the story. They will read Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg and do guided and independent practice using passages from this story.
K Language Arts 20 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History
Students compare and contrast the details from the life of the real David Crockett and the legendary folk hero he later became. They identify the characteristics of a tall tale and follow a rubric to create a tall tale of their own.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 19 Views 103 Downloads
Tell a Ton of Tall Tales
Elementary schoolers read many tall tales. They create their own tall tale about a specific event of their choosing. They must act the part of the author. This well-designed lesson plan takes three class sessions to complete, and is well-worth the time.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 50 Views 117 Downloads
Collaborative Tall Tale Lesson Plan
Using Keynote, pupils will collaborate with their peers to create a tall tale. Each person in the group will participate by creating slides, adding text, and recording their voice. Tip: Have each group present their tall tales to the rest of the class.
3rd Language Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
Tall Tales Story Mapping
Infusing critical thinking into the mix, this lesson has pupils analyze events in story to determine which are real and which are exaggerated. They begin the activity by discussing how to use Kispiration to create a story map. Then, they listen to a tall tale and map out the events, identifying which ones were real and which ones were exaggerated.
4th Language Arts 8 Views 30 Downloads
Tall Tales: Larger Than Life Stories
Review the elements of tall tales with your class. Take a look at their genesis and purpose. Different types of figurative language found in tall tales are included such as hyperbole, simile, and metaphor. Before reading an American tall tale, go through these slides with your class to give them background information.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 151 Downloads
"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice
Beyond Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, tall tales can be a great way to teach young writers about word choice and voice in their writing. Using Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee and the Six-Trait Writing process, they begin to write their own modern-day tall tales placing emphasis on exaggeration, metaphors, and similes.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 182 Downloads
What Makes a Story a Tall Tale?
Like the Greek myths of old, America has adopted the idea that some men are more than ordinary. Students study the characteristics that make up a Tall Tale. They read 3 Tales, and answer true or false questions seeing if the stories they have read fit the rule.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 46 Downloads
Distinguishing Between Three Types of Folktales:Fairy Tales, Legends, and Tall Tales
Challenge your class with this lesson comparing literary genres! They compare folktales, fairy tales, legends, and tall tales using this activity which comes with a series of templates and worksheets.
6th Language Arts 12 Views 34 Downloads
Paul Bunyan and Map Scales
Third graders read Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan and use the maps in the story to relate to maps in their hands and shown how to use map scales. In this maps lesson plan, 3rd graders measure the miles traveled from one place to another using a map scale.
3rd Social Studies & History 10 Views 33 Downloads
Students examine the characteristics of tall tales and how exaggerations are used. They create a character that is larger than life, they brainstorm attributes for their character, before writing a Tall Tale. They plan out their story, write multiple drafts, and word process it.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 32 Views 161 Downloads
Tall Tale Rollers
Students explore American tall tales. In this tall tale lesson, students discover the six characteristics that are included in tall tales. Students survey their class to find each student's favorite tall tale character and organize the data on a graph.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 77 Downloads
Tall Tales and Urban Legends
Students identify and interpret what tall tales, urban legends, and cyberlore are and to find them in their own lives. They practice telling and listening to these types of tales and explore why people tell them. Students also identify how folklore and other cultural elements have contributed to their local, state, and national heritage.
4th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 109 Downloads