Welcome students back to school with a fun, engaging writing activity!
This first day of school writing activity is the perfect companion to the tall tale picture book How I Spent My Summer Vacation
by Mark Teague.
After reading the book, students will write their own tall tale based on a real event from their summer. This is a great alternative to the traditional "What I Did Over Summer Break" writing prompt that can make students feel left out if their summer was less exciting than that of their classmates. Students start with a real event and exaggerate it beyond belief to form a tall tale. This is also a great way to get a peek at your new students' writing skills on day one.
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