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Write a Tall Tale
What do Paul Bunyan, Daniel Boone, and Davey Crockett have in common? They're all well-known characters from tall tales, a segment of American folklore. Kids start reading tall tales and learning about the genre in second and third grade. Here's a great writing activity that not only reinforces classroom learning, but is also guaranteed to bring on the giggles. Encourage your beginning writer to pen his own tall tale...about his family! And parents, don't be shy: why not join in the fun by writing your own tall tale along with him?