Students love writing hyperboles and creating tales. This assignment combines both of those interests. I added the inclusion of a Wonder of the World into the Tall Tale. This story map helps guide students in the pre-writing process.
Side note: I found a wonderful Wonders of the World research project on TPT that my 6th graders love to complete. I then give this assignment to my 7th graders. However, you could easily do both in the same year.