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TALL TALES
TALL TALES• A tall tale is a story that provides enjoyment.• Tall tales stretch the imagination throughcolorful language a...
WHAT IS A TALL TALE?• Stories that are passed along by word ofmouth and sometimes written down.• Tall tales are known as “...
• Tall tales may be aboutanimals, weather, every day events, andordinary people.• Tall tales often feature over-sized peop...
ELEMENTS OF A TALL TALE• The story has many exaggerations.• The main character has a problem to solve.• The main character...
HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN TALL TALEPRE-WRITING
CHARACTER• Who is the hero of your story?• What special traits or skills does he or shepossess?
SETTING• Where does your story take place?– What does the place look like?– How did your hero end up there?
PLOT• What problem does your hero have to solve?– How does your hero solve the problem orovercome the obstacle?– What adve...
CONCLUSION• How does your story end?• What happens to your hero?
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Johnson Tall Tales Instructional Slide Show

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A brief slideshow on what a "Tall Tale" is and the what makes up a Tall Tale for a 4th grade language arts class.

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Johnson Tall Tales Instructional Slide Show

  1. 1. TALL TALES
  2. 2. TALL TALES• A tall tale is a story that provides enjoyment.• Tall tales stretch the imagination throughcolorful language and exaggerations.
  3. 3. WHAT IS A TALL TALE?• Stories that are passed along by word ofmouth and sometimes written down.• Tall tales are known as “lying tales”. They arehumorous exaggerations.• Tall tales are often about the frontier days inthe US. They are an exaggeration of thehardships of frontier life.
  4. 4. • Tall tales may be aboutanimals, weather, every day events, andordinary people.• Tall tales often feature over-sized people andexaggerated deeds.
  5. 5. ELEMENTS OF A TALL TALE• The story has many exaggerations.• The main character has a problem to solve.• The main character is bigger than life and hassuper-human abilities.• The plot is funny and impossible.• In the end, the main character solves aproblem or overcomes an obstacle.
  6. 6. HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN TALL TALEPRE-WRITING
  7. 7. CHARACTER• Who is the hero of your story?• What special traits or skills does he or shepossess?
  8. 8. SETTING• Where does your story take place?– What does the place look like?– How did your hero end up there?
  9. 9. PLOT• What problem does your hero have to solve?– How does your hero solve the problem orovercome the obstacle?– What adventures does your hero have along theway?
  10. 10. CONCLUSION• How does your story end?• What happens to your hero?

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