| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Stop wasting time looking for files and revisions. Connect your Gmail, DriveDropbox, and Slack accounts and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio will automatically organize all your file attachments. Learn more and claim your free account.

View
 

Tall Tales

Page history last edited by Wendy Rooney 10 years, 2 months ago

 

 

 

 

http://americanfolklore.net/tt.html#Tall - American Tall Tales by Region

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3IzzOeLXWY - Paul Bunyan & Other Tales on Youtube

 

http://americanfolklore.net/paulbunyan.html - Paul Bunyan Tales

 

http://americanfolklore.net/sindex.html - Folklore -  Alphabetically

 

 

http://www.americanfolklore.net/ss.html - United States Tall Tales

 

http://www.animatedtalltales.com/story_enter - Animated Tall Tales

 

http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/henry/litt.htm - Animated Tales

 

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/Games/Game.html?GameName=MadLibsOnceUponA&Brain=reading&GameNumber=2&Color=FFFFFF  - Mad Libs - Tall Tales

 

http://w.educationworld.com/a_lesson/TM/WS_lp279-04.shtml - Ten Characters from American Folklore

 

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2216/ - Tall Tales - Character, Setting, Hyperbole

 

http://www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/bhs/bryan/bryan_talltale.html - How to Write a Tall Tale

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson327/chart.pdf - Tall Tale T - Chart

 

 

 

http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Language_Arts/Story_Telling/STT0200.html - Paul Bunyan Lesson Plan

 

http://www.applejuice.org/johnnyappleseed.html - Johnny Appleseed

 

http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgals/calamity.htm - Calamity Jane

 

http://www.activated-storytellers.com/folktale.html - Activated Storytellers

 

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=288 - Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, & History

 

http://www.ibiblio.org/john_henry/story1.html - John Henry Steel Driving Man

 

http://www.ferrum.edu/applit/studyg/West/htm/henry.htm - John Henry - Story & Song 

 

American Folklore/Tall Tales

 

http://americanfolklore.net/ - American Folklore

 

http://americanfolklore.net/urban-legends.html - Urban Legends 

 

http://americanfolklore.net/folktales/sc.html - Civil War Ghost Army

 

http://americanfolklore.net/tricksters.html - Tricksters

 

http://americanfolklore.net/women-folktales.html - Women in American Folklore

 

http://americanfolklore.net/ff.html - Heroes & Villians

 

http://americanfolklore.net/brer-rabbit.html - Brer Rabbit

 

http://americanfolklore.net/paulbunyan.html - Paul Bunyan

 

http://americanfolklore.net/pecosbill.html - Pecos Bill

 

http://americanfolklore.net/weatherlore.html - Weather Lore 

 

 

http://americanfolklore.net/devil.html - The Devil

 

http://americanfolklore.net/spooky-stories.html -  Ghost Stories

 

http://www.macscouter.com/Stories/GhostStories.asp - Boy Scout Ghost Stories

 

http://americanfolklore.net/jersey-devil.html - The Jersey Devil

 

http://americanfolklore.net/powers-darkness.html - Supernatural 

 

http://americanfolklore.net/halloween.html - Halloween Stories 

 

 

http://americanfolklore.net/american-folksongs.html - American Folk Songs 

 

http://americanfolklore.net/bedtimestories.html - Bedtime Stories

 

http://americanfolklore.net/nursery-rhymes.html - Nursery Rhymes 

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson327/chart.pdf - Folk Tale T Chart 

 

Activity
Name_____________________________


 

Ten Characters from American Folklore

 

Directions: Read stories* about the ten characters from American folklore whose names appear in the box. Then read each statement that follows. Who does each statement tell about? Write the character's name on the line before the statement.
Ethan Allen Johnny Appleseed Pecos Bill Daniel Boone Paul Bunyan
Davy Crockett John Henry Sam Hyde Jesse James Casey Jones

 

 

  1. __________ A bear helped him unfreeze the sun.

     

  2. __________ He saved Ohio settlers from an attack.

     

  3. __________ He tricked a farmer by telling about a deer he shot.

     

  4. __________ He helped a woman see that there was nothing to fear.

     

  5. __________ Death Valley (in California) was formed when he fell to the ground.

     

  6. __________ He helped build a railroad tunnel through Big Bend Mountain.

     

  7. __________ He first saw his wife, Rebecca, in the forest one night.

     

  8. __________ He did a good deed, then robbed the landlord to get his money back.

     

  9. __________ He always brought the train in on time.

     

  10. __________ His faithful companion was a blue ox.

© 2002 by Education World®. Education World grants educators permission to reproduce this page for classroom use.
* For use with stories on the American Folklore Web site (www.americanfolklore.net).

 

Tall Tale

 

Tall Tales or folk tales have been told through out history. Every culture has its own way of telling how something develops : how the world was created. Tall Tales are stories that are told to the extreme like Paul Bunyan and Pascos Bill. Each of these stories explain why something happens.

Paul Bunyan stories mostly in the Northwest. He is supposed to be responsible for making the Grand Canyon while fighting with his huge, blue bull named Babe. He also could cut down a tree with one blow. As you can see this story has been told to the extreme

Your imagination is needed while making a Tall Tale. You can tell a story about a man going to his mailbox. You can explain how the man looks as he went to his mailbox. Then add something like, " He was going to his mailbox and suddenly the earth swallow him up, " Then the character

can start his adventure . Make sure that you use lots of verbs and adjectives. Your verbs and adjectives would explain how big the hole was that swallowed him up. Did steam come out, lava or did it just gulp him up. These are questions that you should ask yourself while writing. You can use anything even the impossible because when you think about it that what a Tall Tale is based on. You can explain that after he was swallowed up an transported to another world and that world that was ruled by trees that could talk.The trees wanted him to save the tree princess.

Now you come to your ending. Make sure that you go out with a Bang . Put a surprise ending. Maybe the man falls in love the princess it's whatever you want. When you end try to leave the reader thinking how ridiculous the situation.

As you write your Tall Tale be sure you use the following: an imagination, an open mind, showing writing, and the ridiculous. All these things are necessary while writing your Tall Tale . So pens up and start writing.

 

 

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.