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Reading Literature: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
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...
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Tell a Ton of Tall Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers read many tall tales. They create their own tall tale about a specific event of their choosing. They must act the part of the author. This well-designed lesson takes three class sessions to complete, and is...
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Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History

For Teachers 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.
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Tall Tales

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young readers compare and contrast digital and print versions of tall tale text. The resource includes a character analysis in which pupils compare and contrast traits, and make inferences about what the characters do and say. They...
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Collaborative Tall Tale Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Using Keynote, pupils will collaborate with their peers to create a tall tale. Each person in the group will participate by creating slides, adding text, and recording their voice. Tip: Have each group present their tall tales to the...
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Paul Bunyan, an American Folk Tale

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Paul 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.
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Mrs. Watson Tall Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Tall tales are so much fun! Introduce your class to Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Davy Crockett, among others! Learn about their lives before reading some of the tall tales as a class. Then, write some tales of your own!
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Tall Tales: Larger Than Life Stories

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review the elements of tall tales with your class. Take a look at their genesis and purpose. Different types of figurative language found in tall tales are included such as hyperbole, simile, and metaphor. Before reading an American tall...
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"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice

For Teachers 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...
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A Tall Tale

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Seven quick slides give your class the "facts" on Paul Bunyan. This tall tale was made up to entertain lumberjacks and many interesting points are detailed here. As you study various folk tales, show this presentation to portray one of...
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Paul Bunyan Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this Paul Bunyan vocabulary skills worksheet, students match the 10 words and names listed to the appropriate sentences that describe each of them.
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Paul Bunyan Alphabet Activity

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this Paul Bunyan worksheet, students put words that represent Paul Bunyan in alphabetical order. Students put 10 words in alphabetical order.
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Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
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...
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Story Stretching: Tall Tales in North America

For Teachers K
Students are introduced to tall tales. In this introductory tall tales unit, students explore the tall tales of Casey Jones and Johnny Appleseed. This unit includes many interdisciplinary lessons including graphing skills and geography.
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Writing tall Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students become familiar with the origins of the tall tale.  In this Tall tale technology lesson plan, students complete worksheets to plan a tall tale.  Students write their tall tales and put it on the computer in KidPix.
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Paul Bunyan Challenge

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Paul Bunyan worksheet, students complete a set of 10 multiple choice questions about Paul Bunyan. Informational material about Paul Bunyan is not present in the worksheet. 
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Paul Bunyan and Map Scales

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan and use the maps in the story to relate to maps in their hands and shown how to use map scales. In this maps lesson plan, 3rd graders measure the miles traveled from one place to another using...
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Tell a Tall Tale Wacky Story Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this tall tales worksheet, 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,...
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Tall Tales Story Mapping

For Teachers 4th
Infusing critical thinking into the mix, this lesson has pupils analyze events in story to determine which are real and which are exaggerated. They begin the activity by discussing how to use Kispiration to create a story map. Then, they...
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Humorous Solutions

For Teachers K Standards
Discover with your class the humorous solution that follows tall tales. Elementary learners will discuss the tall tale Paul Bunyan and give ordinary solutions for the problems in the story. They will read Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind...
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Exploring American Tall Tales

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students 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.
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Tall Tales

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use tall tales to learn about United States history and geography. In this tall tales instructional activity, students watch a dramatic re-enactment of tall tale characters. Students then discuss the history of tall tales and...
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Tall Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the history of tall tales. In groups, they discuss the relationship of tall tales to geography and history. Students research a landmark. They create a pictorial scene of the landmark. Students explore the landmark...
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The Other Tall Tales

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the genre of 'Tall Tales' by reading some familiar texts, reviewing some lesser known examples and by writing and presenting their own tales.

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