Unit description: Tall Tall Tall Tales
In this unit, students are taken on a tantalizing trip to the humorous world of tall tales. Part I provides a structured, teacher-centered approach focusing on the general characteristics of tall tales from different cultures and lands. Creative writing activities from the bulk of assignments in this section. Part II consists of optional activities building flexibility into the unit. Part III is a series of comprehension questions relating to the story collection. "American Tall Tales". Part IV includes a selection of well-loved tall tales which teachers can use in conjunction with the unit to supplement their own sources of tall tales. A tall tale songbook containing the words to some well-loved children's songs completes Part V. The net result is a big pile of "baloney".