Reading Class 5th Grade » Tall Tales
Focus on Genre: Tall Tales
Summary: In this focus on tall tales we will read four different American tall tales. They are "Paul Bunyon, the Mightiest Logger of Them All" retold by Mary Pope Osborne, "John Henry Races the Steam Drill" retold by Paul Robert Walker, "Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind" retold by Mary Pope Osborne, and "February" by Sid Fleischman. As we read, we will identify characteristics of a tall tale. Good readers will better understand this type of story if they can identify these characteristics.
Genre: Tall Tales
Tall tales have a larger-than-life main character, a problem that is solved in a funny or unusual way, and exaggerated details.
To read some American tall tales.
To read animated tall tales.
Go to 42Explore to learn more about tall tales.
We wrote our own tall tales in class. To read the tall tales go to our classroom blog and find one of the Reading students blogs - http://mrstravis.edublogs.org.
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