Third graders identify a tall tale as a genre and give distinguishing traits of tall tales. They also complete a powerpoint after researching a tall tale character. This lesson is designed to be used in collaboration with your librarian.
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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 English Language Arts
Tell a Tall Tale Wacky Story Worksheet
In this tall tales activity, students access an assigned web site and open a wacky story example. They add the requested words to the story before sharing it with another. They complete a second story at the same web site, and finally,...
3rd - 6th 21st Century Skills