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Tall Tales: Activities for Grades 3-6
This fun packet of Posters, Graphic Organizers, and Writing Prompts will be the perfect extension to your tall tales study. Your students will enjoy the fun activities included in this packet! This packet is designed to be used with any tall tale book that your students may read. Use the posters to
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Tall Tales Unit [Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Zorro -Tall Tales Activities]
You will LOVE this Tall Tales Unit Packet! This is always my favorite genre to teach children! This unit was created to help me in the classroom make teaching TALL TALES fun and engaging! This will be perfect in helping you teach about this genre! Note: The actual stories are not included due to c
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TALL TALES ACTIVITIES
Kids love tall tales! They marvel at characters with super human abilities and will have fun completing these 13 pages that help them understand the elements of tall tales. These pages can be used with any tall tale. There's one specific page about Paul Bunyan. I'm a teacher/author and offer K - 12
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CKLA Grade 2 Domain 1 Fairy Tales and Tall Tales- Active Listening Journal
Keep your students engaged as you deliver your Core Knowledge Language Arts domain lessons on fairy tales and tall tales. In this 20 page packet, you will find a variety of active listening worksheets specifically designed for each lesson, a word work page for every lesson, various supplementa
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Tall Tales Activities [Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Zorro]
You will love these Tall Tales Poster Pennants. Print & Go with these pennants perfect to use as you read all your wonderful tall tale stories!! Your students will LOVE having these displayed after their reading! These Tall Tale Activities works perfectly for students in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4
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Tall Tales Activity Pack
These activities are themed around the tall tales of Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, John Henry, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley. Included in this packet: *Circle map, tree map, and writing paper for each tall tale hero *A center for each hero * Johnny Appleseed-rhyming words * Davy C
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Paul Bunyan and Tall Tale Activities
Comprehension questions for the Steven Kellogg version of Paul Bunyan, as well as some activities that align with a few other tall tales.
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Tall Tale Activity Kit
This kit includes 5 activities based on your favorite Tall Tales!! But these aren't your typical worksheet-based "activities"...the activities in this kit will get your kids up and moving and also creating their own artistic products, all while studying tall tale and literacy-related concepts! C
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This is the accompanying teaching guide for how I run one of the favorite units, John Henry! We get it cover rhythm, steady beat, and singing as well as interdisciplinary tie-ins! The History/Social Studies connection between the construction of the railroad and it place in American history is obvio
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Cause and Effect Jumanji and Tall Tale Activity
Students will be introduced to the cause and effect relationship through the use of the story Jumanji by Chris Van Allburg. While reading the story, students can fill out the attached worksheet paying attention for the causes and effects specified. As a closure activity, students can write their own
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Fairy Tales Folktales Fables Myths Legends and Tall Tales
Fairy Tales - Folktales - Fables - Myths - Legends - Tall Tales Reading Comprehension lessons on Fairy Tales, Folktales, Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales are not easy to come up with. BUT... with this resource there is no thinking involved! JUST PRINT and GO! These Tab-Its® can be used FOR ANY of bo
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STEM Engineering Challenge Five Pack ~ Tall Tales Set
What teacher doesn't love tall tales? As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some well known (and loved) tall t
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Tall Tales Reading Unit (includes passages, organizers, writing, and more)!
I don't know about you, but I got tired of scouring the Internet for tall tales appropriate for my students! Rather than waste time, I wrote some instead! Includes 10 tall tales: Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox, John Henry,
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Tall Tales: Story Mapping & Literature Circles
If you are looking for some activities to put a little spin on your current tall tale study, this unit will be a perfect supplemental resource.This unit adds a little spice to the everyday literature study. During these activities, the students will use close reading strategies to identify a purpose
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Folktales: Fairytales, Tall Tales, Fables, Legends, & Myths
Grades 4-8 Differentiated Unit This includes tons of supplemental material for teaching these folktale genres: fairytales, tall tales, fables, legends, and myths. I teach other fiction genres as novel genres. You can find fiction genres here. In this download, you'll get: - Teacher's Notes - Inte
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Tall Tales (Reader's Theater, Activities and Figurative Language Lessons)
Tall Tales-This unit includes many engaging activities to help make your Tall Tales unit fun, educational and enjoyable for your students. This unit meets many standards and common core requirements. PLEASE SEE PREVIEW for a good look of what is all included. This includes 6 tall tale reader’s th
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Folktales Bundle: Fables, Fairy Tales, Tall Tales, & Myths
This is a discounted bundle of some of my popular folktale units. This bundle includes the following units: Fables: Animals and their Stories My top selling unit Animals and their Stories includes fun and engaging activities for students to learn more about fables. This 83 page pdf has 10 fable st
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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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Tall Tales Read and Learn With Comprehension Activities
Looking to take your students' understanding of tall tales or folk tales a little deeper? The activities included in this unit will have your students digger deeper for knowledge and understanding. This is part of the Primarily Gifted line of products to get your students thinking deeper. Search #p
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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: An ELA and Art Integrated Unit
Tall tales are not only FUN to read, they are also amusing to write and entertaining to tell! With this WHOPPER of a tall tale unit, your students won’t even know they are learning while they experience tall tales through the eyes of a reader, writer, and storyteller. Reading Folklore Writing Nar
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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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Tall Tales for the Primary Child...Activities and Crafts
See the complete Tall Tale details here. When teaching about the different genre with the primary child Tall Tales are always so much fun. In this mini unit the children will meet Pecos Bill, John Henry, Annie Oakley, and Paul Bunyan. The Packet consists of: 4 Anchor Charts for posting Crafts
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Folktales: Fairy tales, Myths, Fables, Tall Tales, & Legends
This is an in-depth learning guide that explains not only the differences between the different types of folktales, but their histories, characteristics, and examples of each. Students will learn to distinguish between them based on common elements as well as how they have adapted through the years
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Tall Tales Craftivity Unit from Teacher's Clubhouse
The Tall Tale Craftivity Unit includes 10 activities for exploring important tall tale characters. The craftivities include tracing templates and present & past tense comprehension charts for the characters below! 1) Annie Christmas 2) Swamp Angel 3) John Henry 4) Johnny Appleseed 5) Mike F
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A Tall Tales Mini Unit- including 8 literacy centers
*Completely revamped March 2014* Teaching tall tales is always one of my favorite units in my classroom. My students simply adore the tall tale characters and stories. Therefore, to help my students with their comprehension and understanding of the story elements, I created this packet. Included i
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Tall Tales
Tall Tales This tall tale unit is just what you need to teach tall tales! I've created both tall tale activities accompanied by a lap book project that your students will love, AND that can be used with any tall tale. After teaching Tall Tales with my third graders for many years, it has become on
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Tall tales with a modern twist: creative writing unit; Common Core aligned
It was so hot, the flowers pulled themselves up by their roots and crawled under the porch looking for shade...Get the creative juices flowing in your writer's workshop and, with the help of this unit, teach your students how to write an outrageously funny modern tall tale in which the enemy is WICK
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Tall Tales: Mastering the Art of Exaggeration & Fish Tales!
A fun approach to tall tales! Are you looking for a fresh way to introduce your students to tall tales? Do you need something to supplement the old standbys like Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed? Are you looking for a contemporary way to help students see how tall tales are created and shaped? Th
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American Folk Heroes and Tall Tales
Table of Contents: T-Charts and Interactive Charts examples…………....……..Pages 3-4 Clipart and signs to go with t-charts and interactive charts….………………………………......….Pages 5-10 Individual Student interactive charts in color and b/w..…..Pages 11-12 What are Tale Tales and the characteristics of Tall T
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Tall Tales Unit from Teacher's Clubhouse
The Tall Tales Unit includes resources for exploring tall tales in the classroom. (Includes 23 files below) 1) Tall Tale Book Report Form: A book report to use with tall tales. 2) Tall Tale Map: A chart to complete to help decide if a story is a tall tale or not. 3) Exaggerations: Students pract
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Tall Tales Readers Theater-Davy Crockett-Johnny Appleseed-John Henry-Paul Bunyan
Readers' Theater - Tall tales readers' theater with a twist! Tall tales are fun. TWISTED readers' theater tall tales are even better! This 142-page readers' theater Tall Tales Bonus Bundle takes four traditional tall tales and turns them on their heads. The activities are perfect for upper elementa
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Tall Tales Literature Study
This is a literature study that will have your students excited about reading. It also is a great integrated unit that blends well with social studies standards. Featured is: 2 anchor charts 8 vocabulary cards for display bookmark checklists Craftivities and activities to go with Paul Bunyan, Johnn
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Tall Tales Unit (Folktales):using 9 Tall Tales
Contents This Tall Tales Unit includes activities for these Tall Tales: John Henry, Annie Oakley, Babe the Ox, Calamity Jane, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind and Slue-foot Sue. The versions of the Tall Tales can vary somewhat, so I made the worksheets so they
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Fairy Tales, Fables, Tall Tales, and Folk Tales Mega Bundle
Inside you will find four of my top-rated “tale” products that are all filled with printable resources and graphic organizers to use with your third, fourth, and fifth graders. I love using these pages and graphic organizers as whole-class tools during read aloud and mini-lessons, in small groups fo
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Folktales Unit: Fairytales, Tall Tales, Fables, Legends, & Myths
This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the short story "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen as well as several other folktales (included). These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 6, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades
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Tall Tales: Character, Plot, and Setting
Tall Tales: Exploring Characters, Plot, and Setting! Everything you need to support your Tall Tales Unit! Inside you will find: Elements of Tall Tales: Graphic Organizer What Do We Already Know About Tall Tales: Graphic Organizer Character/Character Traits: Graphic Organizer Character/Internal Char
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Thanksgiving Writing Activity: Turkey Tall Tales
Looking for a fun and creative thanksgiving writing activity for your students? In this resource, students are introduced to tall tales and their characteristics. They get the opportunity to write, type, and print their own funny tall tales, and they love it! These tall tales print in columns so tha
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Tall Tales Unit: Complete Integrated Math, E.L.A. and Social Studies Unit
This 100 page unit is filled with fun ways to learn about Tall Tales. It integrates Math, E.L.A., and Social Studies Includes: *5 Tall Tales (Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, Pecos Bill, Slue-foot Sue, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, and John Henry. *Tall Tale Themed Math-booking Prompts
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Treasures ~ A Treasure Of A Unit For 2nd Grade : A Tall Tale ~
Treasures: A Treasure Of A Unit For 2nd Grade : A Tall Tale {Based On Common Core Standards} ~This Unit Is Aligned To The CCSS And Each Page Has The Specific CCSS Listed~ This 89 page resource and activity packet includes: ~Foldable Line Inserts If You Want Lines Inside Your Foldable Activities!
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Tall Tales
You will find everything you need to teach tall tales in this unit, including five tall tale character craftivities! This unit focuses primarily on five tall tales written by Steven Kellogg; however, many of the activities can be used with any tall tale. The five tall tales highlighted in this 124
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Tall Tales (Grades 4-6) by Teaching Ink
Tall Tales is a wonderful way to introduce either U.S. geography or certain periods in American history. Each story has a link to a particular period of time. This is a wonderful way of integrating the historical topics with a humorous story written for an about that time. There continues to be a gr
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Legends, Myths, Fairy Tales, Fables, & Tall Tales - Smartboard
This 30 slide smartboard lesson intorduces the four main genres of legends, myths, fairy tales, and tall tales, listing their characteristics, and examples of each.
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Folktales & Tall Tales 2nd Grade Literacy Study CCS Aligned
This Folktale/Tall tale 2nd Grade Literacy Study includes: 1. Retelling graphic organizer 2. Clever Creatures nonfiction animal research & graphic organizer 3. Tall tale character job application writing activity 4. Paul Bunyan’s Breakfast Challenge
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Tall Tale Story Pattern
Great to use after a Tall Tale Unit. I have used this with second, third, and fifth grade classes. I had my older students turn it into a book and illustrate it.
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Roll of the Dice Creative Writing {Fairytales, Fables, and Tall Tales}
Roll of the Dice Writing {Fairytales, Fables, and Tall Tales} What can Goldilocks and Paul Bunyan teach us about kindness while touring Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? With this engaging and fun writing activity your students, and a roll of a die will decide. Roll of the Dice Writing is
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Paul Bunyan Pecos Bill Tall Tales Bundle Great for ESL ELL SPED
Build your students' reading skills with these no-prep literacy activities, sequencing skills worksheets, and graphic organizers. Use these reading resources with your Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg Book Study and your Tall Tales Unit. Tall Tales are also a great way to increase liter
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Legends and Tall Tales Introductory Unit
This unit was developed for guided reading groups, but can be easily used with a whole class. This unit provides an introduction to tall-tales and legends, and compares the two. The books "Pecos Bill" by Steven Kellogg and "The Legend of the Bluebonnet" by Tomie DePaola are used to describe the diff
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Tall Tales Units and Activities
These Tall Tale Units are fun for both students AND teachers! Student text and follow-up activities are provided for each of the 6 tall tale characters listed below. Also included are writing, graphing, and phonics review or support activities. We hope you enjoy this product! Tall Tale Units: Jo
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Paul Bunyan - Tall Tales
Check out this awesome Paul Bunyan Tall Tales packet! It’s no prep for the teacher, just print and go! Students at school or home will love learning about Pecos Bill with these engaging printables! If you are reading about Pecos Bill in your reading or social studies curriculum, this is the perfec
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Paul Bunyan Tall Tale Literature Activities and Vocabulary Study
Build your students' reading skills with these no-prep literacy activities, sequencing skills worksheets, and graphic organizers. Use these reading resources with your Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg Book Study and your Tall Tales Unit. No Tall Tale Unit would be complete without Pecos Bill Tall Tal
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Tall Tales Lap Book
Tall Tale Lap Book {editable version} *Make sure to download the preview to get a better look! As you learn about the tales of America, use this interactive lap book as an accompaniment to any tall tale unit. This lap book comes complete with: Foldable Story Have students create their own ta
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