My students are learning about Tall Tales as part of our ELA unit. I tie in figurative language and then set them loose to create their own adventures. This mini book is a combination of my students' love of researching facts about the main Tall Tale characters, and creating narratives about the adventures they think the men and women should have taken.
*6 characters for students to research (complete with colored clip art)
- Annie Oakley
- Davy Crockett
- John Henry
- Pecos Bill
- Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind
- Slue Foot Sal
*6 lined writing pages complete with clip art
*A blank research and lined papers for additional men and women
Each research page contains the questions:
- Based on a real person?
- When Lived?
- Where Lived?
- Why Famous?
I hope that this helps you in your classroom. Please visit my blog to see how I have set up research opportunities for my students in my own classroom.
I also have many other research mini books in my store. Check out the research tab to see the whole list.
*Famous African Americans
*Countries (What a Small World)