The Other Tall Tales
Students research many different tall tales. They retell the tale in their own words and create an orginal tale of their own. They share their tall with the class along with illustrations.
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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 English Language Arts
Exploring American Tall Tales
Learners explore elements of American folktales and tall tales. In this literature lesson, students read examples of American folktales and tall tales and prepare a monologue or news report to present to the class based on their readings.
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Elements of the Oral Tradition
Various genres of oral tradition are outlined and defined in these slides. Give your class examples of folk tales, fairy tales, parables, fables, legends, and myths before reading an example of one of these stories. This overview acts as...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Research Allusions to Understand Author's Meaning
Instead of skipping over unfamiliar allusions, effective readers conduct research to figure out what they mean. The video models how to find the layer of meaning provided by references by looking into one of the baseball tall tales...
6 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed