We found 94 resources with the concept tall tales
Paul Bunyan, an American Folk Tale
14 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewPaul Bunyan was a big guy—but not as big as his story has grown to be! Young readers listen and read along to the enjoyable story of Paul Bunyan, his big blue ox Babe, and the amazing imprint they left along the American landscape.
Using Folklore to Improve Close Reading Skills: "Here's How I Heard It"
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
New Review"X" is for exaggeration, "F" is for fact. To encourage close reading and to improve literary analysis skills, class members annotate fables and tall tales with symbols that identify key features of this genre.
Reading Literature: 4th Grade ELA Common Core
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Tackle literature instruction with the help of a collection designed to meet every Common Core English language arts standard. Included is a unit, a video, and a variety of lesson plans and worksheets ready to drive, enhance, and support the learning process. Check out the notes section of each resource to view which standard, or standards, are addressed.
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...
Traditional Literature: Myth, Legend, Fable, Folktale
10th - Higher Ed
Review the values of traditional literature. Each slide traces the history of oral storytelling, prominent literary figures, and explores the values of teaching through traditional literature. The presentation could be used as a teacher...
"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.