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Exploring American Tall Tales - A CCSS Aligned Unit
Children love tall tales! They are fun, exciting, and a great way to help teach the CCSS. Included in this unit are resources to teach -Elements of tall tales -Summarizing tall tales -Characterization -Comparing character -Story structure- plot and theme (identifying and comparing) Download a previ
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Three American Tall Tales - Easy Reading Versions
Three tall tales from the early days of the United States, including John Henry, Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill. Also of interest: Johnny Appleseed PowerPoint Three Easy Reading Stories by O. Henry Pecos Bill Tall Tale Easy Reading Pecos Bill Tall Tale PowerPoint Johnny Appleseed Easy Reading Version Pe
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American Tall Tales (Mary Pope Osborne) Novel Unit
This novel unit teaches students about the main characteristics of a tall tale through nine lessons, each accompanying one tall tale from Mary Pope Osborne's "American Tall Tales." Nine lessons in all, with extension projects and answer key. In addition to genre (tall tale) characteristics and rev
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American Tall Tales
An independent center/project for students 4-8. File includes directions and rubric, as well as webquest link.
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Stormalong: An American Tall Tale
This two-page read-and-understand tall tale tells the story about Stormalong, the mighty ocean-going sailor. The unit includes four activity pages on recalling details, developing vocabulary, using synonyms, and writing exaggerated sentences. (Find other units by searching "Read Fiction 4-6+.")
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The Day Pecos Bill Rode Old Twister: An American Tall Tale
This two-page read-and-understand tall tale is about how Pecos Bill, the Texas cowboy, roped & rode Old Twister. The unit includes four activity pages on answering questions about the story, vocabulary development, using similes, and listing exaggerations. (Find other units by searching "Read F
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American Tall Tales Novel Guide
This is a guide for Adrien Stoutenburg's book American Tall Tales. However it could be used with any Tall Tale unit.
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The Day Pecos Bill Rode Old Twister: An American Tall Tale (Lexile 1060)
This Read and Understand with Leveled Texts tall tale for grade 6+ describes the exaggerated tale of how the Texas wrangler rode a tornado! Students read the tale, answer questions, complete a crossword, define similes, and write exaggerated sentences. Also, students compare this tale with one title
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Stormalong: An American Tall Tale (Lexile 870)
This Read and Understand with Leveled Texts tall tale for grade 5 describes the adventures of Stormalong, that fantastic sailor of the seas. Students read the tale, answer basic questions, work with synonyms and antonyms, and write using exaggeration. (Find other leveled stories by searching "Lexile
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4SL - American Tall Tales - FREE Comprehension Questions and Answers
In this free download, you can get the comprehension questions and answers for the following American tall tales:   Casey at the Bat   John Henry   Johnny Appleseed   Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane   Rip Van Winkle
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4SL - American Tall Tales
Ready-to-use fourth grade literature! Get 20 lessons, and even more activities, for the following American Tall Tale poem and American Tall Tale stories: "Casey at the Bat," "John Henry," "Johnny Appleseed," "Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane," and "Rip Van Winkle." Download discussion questions,
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: Paul Bunyan (Enhanced eBook)
Paul Bunyan was a giant of a man who logged the great American north along with Babe, the giant blue ox who worked at his side through all his adventures. This script describes how their sheer size and actions would shape the countryside.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste th
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Paul Bunyan: An American Tall Tale
A two-page tall tale about the famous Paul Bunyan followed by a comprehension activity
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: Pecos Bill and Slu-Foot Sue (Enhanced eBook)
Raised by coyotes, Pecos Bill, the rootinest, tootinest, rip-snortinest cowboy of all time is about to meet his match in this script, which also features an amazing woman who rides catfish and a horse named Widowmaker.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each pa
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: John Henry (Enhanced eBook)
The race is on between railroad worker, Mighty John Henry, and a drilling machine, as both drill through a mountain to make way for the railroad. Find out who wins in this fun, colorful script that recants the adventures of this former slave.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and past
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: Molly Pitcher (Enhanced eBook)
Find out why General Washington names Molly Hays, also known as Molly Pitcher, a sergeant in his all-men army with this fun, colorful script that retells her acts of kindness and amazing feats during the Revolutionary War.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of eac
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: Annie Oakley (Enhanced eBook)
Phoebe Ann Mosey, better known as Annie Oakley, takes center stage in this script that follows the life of a sharp shootin' Western folk hero from her early struggles in a poor family to a time when she amazes audiences all over the world.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste t
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: Johnny Appleseed (Enhanced eBook)
A true nature lover, John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, sets out to explore the western frontier with dreams of apple trees blossoming throughout the landscape. This colorful script captures his spirit and courage as he journeys the country planting seeds.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom t
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: Sal Fink (Enhanced eBook)
Follow the adventures of Sal Fink, the "Mississippi Screamer" whose great feats, like riding an alligator, are retold in this fun script that eventually finds her held captive by a band of pirates.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format th
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Reader's Theater American Tall Tales and Legends: Davy Crockett (Enhanced eBook)
This fun script follows the life's adventures of the legendary mountainman, Davy Crockett , as he grapples with bears, charms a raccoon out of a tree, and attempts to avert a crisis and save the day.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format
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Tall Tale Unit: Exaggerations from the American Frontier
Students will love this unit on tall tales. During this unit, students will read a variety of tall tales, analyze the text structure of the tales through close reading, and determine if a story would be categorized as a tall tale. Then students will research a character of their choice and write the
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Reader's Theater:  Tall Tales for 3rd-5th grades (differentiated reading levels)
Focus on differentiation while meeting several Common Core Reading standards! This reader’s theater set features 4 popular tall tales from American folklore written on 3 separate reading levels for a total of 12 plays! Each script contains 6-7 parts, making it a perfect activity for centers or lev
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Reader's Theater BUNDLE:  40 Myths, Legends, & Tall Tales!
Let this collection of classic American literature Reader’s Theaters engage students in fluency & expression while at the same time meeting a key Common Core reading benchmark! This bundle includes my 4 best selling sets of DIFFERENTIATED scripts on Native American Legends, Greek Myths, America
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Tall Tales from America's Wild West: A Literacy Unit
Tall tales are high interest reads! They are full of action, adventure, and incredible abilities! This tall tales literacy unit is aligned the Common Core Standards: RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, and RL.3.3. While it may be appropriate for other grade levels, it is specially ali
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