Tall Tale Unit: Exaggerations from the American Frontier

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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 their own tall tale.

There are a lot of fun activities in this unit including an augmented reality scavenger hunt and a QR code research sheets. However, technology is not necessary to do the unit. I have provided alternative resources for you.

The provided pdf document has over 50 pages of resources included:

Characteristics of a Tall Tale
Anchor Chart Cards
Tall Tale Checklist
Lesson Ideas for Analyzing Texts
Scavenger Hunt Activity (with or without technology)
Aurasma Cards
Bookmarks
Tall Tale Character Research with Video and Website Links (with or without technology)
Graphic Organizers for Research
Graphic Organizers for Digging Deeper

Tall Tale Stories Included are:
Annie Oakley
Paul Bunyan and the Blue Ox
Johnny Appleseed
Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado

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50
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Tall Tale Unit: Exaggerations from the American Frontier
Tall Tale Unit: Exaggerations from the American Frontier
Tall Tale Unit: Exaggerations from the American Frontier
Tall Tale Unit: Exaggerations from the American Frontier
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