Tall Tales

Grade Levels
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Use this fun unit to address the Core Core standards RL3.2, in which students must recount stories including folktales from diverse cultures. This unit will also help guide your budding writers to become creative storytellers.

Contents:
•Common Core Standards: Writing
• Common Core Standards: Reading
• Notes for the Teacher
• Suggested Mentor Texts
• Suggested Mentor Texts Available as Youtube Videos
• Tall Tales Genre {POSTER-color and blackline}
• History of Tall Tales {POSTER-color and blackline}
Brainstorming
• My Ideas for Tall Tales: Generating Ideas for Characters
• My Ideas for Tall Tales: Generating Ideas for Settings
• My Ideas for Tall Tales: Using What I Know About Geography and History
Brainstorming
•Characters in My Tall Tale
•A Superhuman Character
•Tall Tale Outline
•Picture Timeline
•Pourquoi Tale Prewriting
Drafting
•Organizing With Paragraphs
•The Magic Pattern: Dialogue and Description
• Dialogue and Description Planner
•Drafting Paper {half page guided booklet and free form drafting paper}
Editing and Revising
• Experimenting With Catchy Leads
•Painting A Picture With Similes
• Paint a Picture With Figurative Language
• Extreme Exaggeration: Hyping It Up With Hyperbole
•Boom! Smash! Pow! Onomatopoeia!
• Incorporating Sensory Details
• Paint a Picture With Color Words
• Transitional Words and Phrases in Narrative Writing
• Internal and External Dialogue
• Vocal Verbs
• Punctuating Dialogue
•Peer Writing Conference
•Constructive Criticism
•Editing and Revising Checklists (with section for writing conference goals)
Publishing
•Cover Page
• Full Text Page
• Half Text Half Illustration Page
•About the Author
•Dedication
•Traditional Literature: Tall Tale Rubric-Teacher Version
•Traditional Literature: Tall Tale Rubric-Student Version

READING WORKSHOP RESOURCES
• Subtypes of Traditional Literature
•Characterization
• Superhuman Characteristics
• Character Traits
• Character Traits
• Describe That Character
• Identifying Internal and External Character Traits
• Looking at a Character's Change
• Elements of Tall Tales
• Story Map
• Retell Graphic Organizer
• Plot Organizer
• Plot Timeline
• Powerful Illustrations
•Comparing and Contrasting Traditional Literature Story Map Charts
•Comparing and Contrasting Traditional Literature Venn Diagram
• Making Predictions
• Cause and Effect
• Asking Questions and Searching for Answers
• Determining the Central Message {2 pages with examples and template for identifying theme with textual evidence}
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Total Pages
68
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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