Tall Tales

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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 page unit include Mike Fink, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett.

This tall tales unit covers a multitude of common core standards as well. Check out the pages below and/or the preview for a better look at what you will get with this purchase.

Check out the pages included in this unit:
A list of suggested tall tales to read
A list of tall tale videos and book readings of the tall tales (you won't need to purchase and/or find four out of five of the tales)
History of the Tall Tale (can be used for a close reading)
Tall Tales Are, Were, Have… (anchor chart)
Tall Tales Are, Were, Have… (anchor chart, colored version)
Tall Tales Acrostic (anchor chart)
Tall Tales Acrostic (anchor chart, colored version)
Tall Tales Acrostic (anchor chart for students to be placed in interactive notebook)
Tall Tales Are, Were, Have… (student graphic organizer)
Tall Tales Vocabulary Lists (for the five Steven Kellogg tall tales)
Author, Steven Kellogg (can be used for a close reading)
Author, Steven Kellogg Questions (close read activity to analyze a quote by him)
Steven Kellogg Comprehension Questions
Author Study (Steven Kellogg)
Author Study (generic)
Dear Mr. Kellogg (write a letter to the author)
Author Review (generic)
Book Review
Before Reading…During Reading…After Reading (graphic organizer)
Book Study
All about the Tale (3 things I learned, 2 interesting facts, 1 connection made)
Compare and Contrast (compare and contrast a book to the movie version of it and answer questions)
Compare and Contrast Two Tall Tales (Venn diagram)
Compare and Contrast Two Tall Tales (graphic organizer)
A Tale of Two (story frame for comparing and contrasting two tall tales)
A Tale of Two (story frame for comparing and contrasting two tall tales differentiated version)
Character Study
Compare and Contrast Two Tall Tale Characters (Venn diagram)
Compare and Contrast Two Tall Tales (graphic organizer)
A Tale of Two Characters (story frame for comparing and contrasting two tall tale characters)
A Tale of Two (story frame for comparing and contrasting two tall tale characters differentiated version)
Create a Cover
Five Tall Tale Character Posters
Generic Character Poster
Tall Tales Folder Cover Page
Tall Tales KW Chart
What Would the Character Say? (for the five characters focused on)
What Would the Character Say? (generic)
Character Tale (write about favorite tall tale character)
Name that Trait! (identify traits of tall tale characters)
Tall Tale Character Close Up (character trait activity)
What a Character! (graphic organizer)
A Study of Character
Tall Tales Character Map
Tall Tales Traits (identify physical and character traits)
Mike Fink (story graphic organizer)
Johnny Appleseed (story graphic organizer)
Pecos Bill (story graphic organizer)
Paul Bunyan (story graphic organizer)
Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett (story graphic organizer)
Generic (story graphic organizer)
Tall Tales Process Grid (graphic organizer)
Describe Mike Fink Using Adjectives
Describe Johnny Appleseed Using Adjectives
Describe Pecos Bill Using Adjectives
Describe Paul Bunyan Using Adjectives
Describe Sally Ann Thunder Ann Using Adjectives
Dear Mike (write a letter to the character)
Dear Johnny (write a letter to the character)
Dear Pecos (write a letter to the character)
Dear Paul (write a letter to the character)
Dear Sally Ann (write a letter to the character)
Story Map
Mike Fink Retell (template for students to retell the story)
Johnny Appleseed (template for students to retell the story)
Pecos Bill (template for students to retell the story)
Paul Bunyan (template for students to retell the story)
Sally Ann (template for students to retell the story)
Tall Tale Elements (identify those found in a story)
My Tall Tale Life (write a story from a tall tale character’s perspective)
Tall Tale or Not?
In Short, a Tall Tale (summarize a tall tale)
Tall Tales Character Postcards (template)
Tall Tales Bookmarks (5 different versions)
Hyperbole Hunt
Hyperbole or Not?
Create a Character (use hyperbole to create characters)
Literally Speaking
You’re Exaggerating!
I Spy a Hyperbole
List of Hyperbole
Tall Tales (interactive notebook activity)
I Spy a Hyperbole (interactive notebook activity)
Tall Tale Elements (interactive notebook activity)
Tall Tale Character Acrostic Booklet
All patterns to complete the five tall tale characters

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