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Thematic Units - Tall Tales - Fables - Myths

Tall Tales - Fables - Myths

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Lesson Plans

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The Teacher's Corner Resources Sunrise... Sunset - Bilingual Telemation UnitGrades K-3
This lesson will allow students to explore two different cultures' myths of the creation of the sun, and how the sun is a valued part of our environment and survival.
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30 More Lessons for Teaching About Fables, Fairy Tales, Folktales, Legends, Myths, and Tall Tales Grades All
A great collection of lessons plans for all grade levels.

American Folktales and Tall Tales Grades 3-5
"Students read and discuss American tall tales, including their common characteristics."

Exploring World Cultures Through Folktales Grades 3-5
"Students journey beyond the borders of their everyday environment in this exploration of world cultures."

Folktales Grades Various
"Students read and discuss American tall tales, including their common characteristics."

Introduction to the Study of American Tall Tales Grades 6-8
This is a great unit.

Once Upon a Time Grades All
Lessons for teaching about Fables, Fairy Tales, Folktales, Legends, Myths, and Tall Tales.

Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales Grades PreK-12
"Students learn about a genre through participation in Scholastic's Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales online activity. By interviewing accomplished genre writers and storytellers, taking part in online writing activities, and using interactive technology tools, students delve into the history, meaning, and cultural importance of each distinct genre."

Playing with American Folk Heroes of the Nineteenth Century Grades Intermediate
"Through the medium of drama, this curriculum unit will explore selected mythic heroes and cultural figures drawn from American folk literature, who typify the changing American experience, late 1700's to 1900."

Tall Tales Scholastic Grades PreK-8
"Spark critical thinking by asking students to respond to tall tales and tell some of their own — as long as they are not related to homework."

Teaching Tall Tales Grades Various
"Teach your kid about the tales that populate this playful subgenre as well as how to weave a yarn of their own with these writing and reading comprehension worksheets."

Thundering Tall Tales: Using Read-Aloud as a Springboard to Writing Grades 3-5
"This lesson is intended to be used at the end of a unit on tall tales. Students should be able to use the knowledge and understanding that they have gained throughout the unit in evaluating the text Thunder Rose and creating their own tall tales."

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Web Sites

Aaron Shepard's Storybook
"Here you'll find world tales told by Aaron Shepard -- folktales, tall tales, legends, classic tales, and sacred tales -- plus original humor and fantasy. Most of the stories have been published in top children's magazines like Cricket and Australia's School Magazine, while some are from Aaron's picture books."

Absolutely Whootie: Stories to Grow By
"Read folk and fairy tales from around the world that tell tales of courage, friendship, kindness, and love." Site includes word games, coloring pages, and fairy tale scripts.

African Folk Tales
Find a great collection of literature and lesson ideas.

American Folklife Center
"The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife." The Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, which was established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music. The Center and its collections have grown to encompass all aspects of folklore and folklife from this country and around the world."

Encyclopedia Mythica
A great resource for mythology around the world.

Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales
"Explore myths from around the world, learn about folktales and storytelling, or read about fairy tales! From"

The Paul Bunyan Trail
"Learn about the historic trail that begins in Brainerd, Minnesota. There are maps of the trail, a tic-tac-toe game, and more!"

Paul Bunyan Trail Tall Tale
"Animated tale of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox."

Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page
"Students and teachers will find curricular resources; in addition, there are links to lesson plans which will help teachers plan instruction on this theme."


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