Writing a Tall Tale
Young scholars study the various aspects of tall tales. They read various tall tales and discuss the characteristics and literature aspects of tall tales. Students write their own unique tall tales.
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"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice
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...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
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
American Folktales and Tall Tales
Students explore the elements of American folktales. They discuss how they are passed on from generation to generation, how they use exaggeration, and how they convey a message or make a point. Students identify common elements of tall...
6th - 8th English Language Arts