RES third graders have been sharing Tall Tales in their library classes. For students in Mrs. Ankerson's and Mrs. Berliner's classes, this unit is connected to their classroom learning about Westward Expansion. They are looking for examples of magic and exaggerated language in these American folktales. They are also answering the question, "How do you know this story is set in America?" by looking for specific examples of American place names in the texts. We have all enjoyed the exploits of John Henry, Paul Bunyan, Mike Fink, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, and Pecos Bill.
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