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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
Learners 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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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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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!

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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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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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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What Makes a Story a Tall Tale?

For Teachers 5th
Like the Greek myths of old, America has adopted the idea that some men are more than ordinary. Students study the characteristics that make up a Tall Tale. They read 3 Tales, and answer true or false questions seeing if the stories they...
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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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Distinguishing Between Three Types of Folktales:Fairy Tales, Legends, and Tall Tales

For Teachers 6th
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.  
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Tall Tales

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Give your class an overview of American tall tales and some examples with these slides. The basic definition of folk stories, legends, and tall tales is explained, followed by famous characters from American lore. Reading suggestions are...
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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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Tall Tales and Urban Legends

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this creative writing worksheet, learners sort through old pictures and discuss the characterization in each. Students create characters, a setting, and their own tall tale or urban legend based on the pictures.
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Parts-of-Speech Tall Tales

For Teachers K - 12th
Here is a lesson that can work for virtually any grade level! Pupils study parts of speech such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, proper nouns, and adverbs. They create fill in the blank tall tails on a web page for their classmates to complete.
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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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Tall Tale Rollers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners explore American tall tales. In this tall tale lesson plan, students discover the six characteristics that are included in tall tales. Learners survey their class to find each student's favorite tall tale character and organize...
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Tall Tales and Urban Legends

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars identify and interpret what tall tales, urban legends, and cyberlore are and to find them in their own lives. They practice telling and listening to these types of tales and explore why people tell them. Students also...
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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, 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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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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Tall Tales and Dark Sides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze the conflicting lifestyles and values of Mark Twain. They read a tall tale by Mark Twain, write an original tall tale, select a pen name for themselves, and complete a worksheet.
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Tall Tale

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this tall tale worksheet, students read a tall tale about a pig named Porter. Students finish the story on a separate piece of paper.
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Music and Tall Tales

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine how cowboys lives have changed over the years. They also explore what a tall tale is and create their own.
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Men of Steel

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore early 20th century steel making.  In this U.S. history steel making lesson plan, students view and describe a postcard and a picture depicting exaggerated aspects of the steel industry.  Students listen to a poem about...

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