Tall Tales/ Folktales Unit
This Tall Tales Unit (81 pages) includes activities for these Tall Tales: John Henry, Annie Oakley, Babe the Ox, Calamity Jane, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind and Slue-foot Sue. The versions of the Tall Tales can vary somewhat, so I made the worksheets so they should be able to be used with any version, including a video version.
There is general information about Tall Tales, Vocabulary Word Wall Word cards for Tall Tales and a section for each Tall Tale story.
For each Tall Tale, there is a cover page (which can be used on a bulletin board), general information about that Tall Tale (although there may be different versions out there), Student Worksheets: Exaggerations, Writing a Letter to that character, a Story Map and a Web. There are additional worksheets: 3 pages of Making Connections between different Tall Tales with characters that are interacted together in their Tall Tales, a page for students to write their Schema about Tall Tales before you start your unit, a K-W-L chart page and 3 pages to help students write their own Tall Tales (pre-writing page, planning page, and writing page)
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Created: Mar 26, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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