Tall Tales (Gr. 4-6) - PDF DOWNLOAD

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Intermediate School: 4th-6th Grade

Improve reading ability and creative writing skills with Teaching Ink Tall Tales! Learn about different kinds of folklore, create your own modern tall tale and read the stories of Paul Bunyon, John Henry and more. The students will take a walk through American history by reading Tall Tales. The stories are fun to read and the activities ask students to compare the different characters in the stories. The tales include Paul Bunyon, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Davy Crockett among others. The students will learn the various types of folklore and be able to identify stories in the different categories. The student is asked to evaluate the stories based upon a criteria and create a Tall Tale character living in today’s world.

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ISBN: 1-889369-21-7
Pages: 64
Subject: Language Arts
Download Size: 7 MB

About the author(s):

Mary Lu Muoletto, Editor and Author, has recently completed 36 years in public education. She obtained a Ph.B. from DePaul University, Chicago, an M.E. from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has completed advanced courses at National Louis University and University of Illinois. She has taught students in the primary and intermediate grades and in the school district’s gifted program. She has served as curriculum supervisor working with teachers at the K-8 level, a director of gifted education, coordinator of state and federal programs, and assistant principal. She is an Associate Instructor at National Louis University.

Mary Lu has served as a chairperson for the State Board of Education Advisory Council in Gifted Education (Springfield, Ill.). She is a member of the University of Illinois College of Education Alumni Association (President, 1982-85 Champaign; Loyalty Award recipient), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Council for Social Studies, Kiwanis, and Who’s Who in the World. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading and photography.