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"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice
5th - 9th
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...
Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History
3rd - 5th
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.
Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology
2nd CCSS: Designed
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...