This is a great unit to combine for many different age groups of students!
With this packet, I have designed information to accompany the stories of Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, and Pecos Bill. The activities tie into the writing portion as the students work step-by-step to writing their own tall tales!
When using it with your students, there are many ways to utilize the product!
For example, I took file folders and turned them into books. As I went through the Tall Tales Unit, I made sure to allow my students all the creativity time they needed with the individual sheets but then asked that they be turned in when the students complete the sheet of the day. I took these sheets and placed them in the back of their "book."
When it was time to write the tall tale, I used half of a file folder to separate their story from their pre-writing sheets! In the end, they got the folder back to create the cover of their book.
This was something that my students adored. They were creative and got to draw. They practiced peer reviewing and editing. It was wonderful to see their excitement!
I hope you and your students will enjoy this as much as I and my class did!