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Writing Tall Tales Bigger, Stronger, Faster. A Tall Tale has: A larger-than-life, or superhuman, main character with a specific job. A problem that is.

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1 Writing Tall Tales Bigger, Stronger, Faster

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 skyscraper Word 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! Its a bird! Its a plane! No, its __________________________________

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 Lady Apple-red lips large enough to wrap around a barrel of morning coffee Voice as loud as hurricane winds Can 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 character Unbelievable action Interesting words


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