Tall Tale About Talent
Students examine the elements of tall tales. They discuss the characteristics of a tall tale, and write and illustrate an original tall tale that includes a main character with an amazing talent.
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"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice
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5th - 9th English Language Arts
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Fantastic Fairy Tale
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