2 A Tall Tale has:A larger-than-life, or superhuman, main character with a specific job.A problem that is solved in a funny or outrageous way.Exaggerated details that describe things as greater than they really are.
3 Writing a Tall Tale is all about: Character!Big! Strong! Fast!Exaggeration!As tall as a skyscraperWord Choice!
4 Who is this? Faster than a speeding bullet… More powerful than a locomotive…Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s _________________
5 Try it! Finish the phrase: As tall as _____________
6 Try it! Finish the phrase: Stronger than _____________
7 Try it! Finish the phrase: As fast as ________________
8 Try it! Finish the phrase: Her feet were like ______________________
9 Try it! Finish the phrase: His voice was so loud, ________________________
10 Try it! Finish the phrase: The wind was blowing so hard, _________________________
11 Try it! Finish the phrase: She had a pet _________________________
12 Example: Teacher LadyApple-red lips large enough to wrap around a barrel of morning coffeeVoice as loud as hurricane windsCan lift a child out of his seat with the power of her stare
13 Now you are ready to write your own Tall Tale Exaggerated characterUnbelievable actionInteresting words