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  • Principle: Simplicity
  • SOL Standard: 6.4 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. a) Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme. Explanation: Students will become introduced to the components of a tall tale. Principles: Organization, Emphasis, Unity, Legibility, Simplicity
  • SOL Standard: 6.4 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. a) Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme. 6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational selections. a) Identify questions to be answered. Explanation: Students will view visuals to help relate to what a tall tale character may look like or act like. Principles: Clarity, Unity, Balance, Simplicity
  • SOL Strand: 6.4 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. a) Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme. Explanation: Students will take part in an activity that allows them to read a tale tale and analyze the information using the matrix provided. Principles: Simplicity, Organization, Legibility
  • SOL Strand: 6.5The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational selections. b) Make, confirm, or revise predictions. d) Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information. f) Compare and contrast information about one topic contained in different selections. Explanation: Students will use the matrix attached to dissect their tall tale. I will use this to explain my expectations. Principles: Organization, Unity, Framing, Clarity, Simplicity, Point of View
  • SOL Standard: 6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational selections. e) Organize the main idea and details to form a summary. f) Compare and contrast information about one topic contained in different selections. Explanation: This is a great chart to show the differences between tall tale characters. Principles: Legibility, Harmony, Balance, Simplicity, Organization, Point of View, Perspective
  • SOL Standard:6.2 The student will listen critically and express opinions in oral presentations. b) Compare and contrast viewpoints. Explanation: This chart is a great way to see what students thought of the tall tales. These are the top three choices from two of my blocks. Principles: Simplicity, Perspective, Legibility, Framing, Point of View
  • Tall Tale PowerPoint

    1. 1. Tall Tale Unit Mrs. BP’s 6th Grade Class
    2. 2. What is a Tall Tale? <ul><li>A story passed down generations </li></ul><ul><li>A story that contains a hero or heroine </li></ul><ul><li>A story that has exaggeration or hyperbole </li></ul><ul><li>A story that contains amazing feats </li></ul>
    3. 3. Tall Tale Characters:
    4. 4. Directions for Class work: <ul><li>1.) Read your selected tall tale. </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Fill out chart for tale. </li></ul><ul><li>3.) Present your tale to class. </li></ul><ul><li>4.) Listen and critique other tales. </li></ul><ul><li>5.) Vote on your favorite! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Fill Out Your Chart: Johnny Appleseed John Henry Pecos Bill Sally Ann Thunder Paul Bunyan Amazing Feats Exaggeration Occupation Hero/ Heroine Title
    6. 6. Paul Bunyan vs. Sally Thunder <ul><li>1. Male </li></ul><ul><li>2. lumberjack </li></ul><ul><li>3. cut 100 trees at once </li></ul><ul><li>1. Female </li></ul><ul><li>2. woods woman </li></ul><ul><li>3. roped a tornado </li></ul>
    7. 7. Which Story Did You Like the Best?

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