Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Using Storytelling to Analyze Early American Heroes - Section 4: Extension Activity : Assessment


Because tall tales contain a HUGE emphasis on storytelling, why not have students use written expression to develop more meaning to these fictional tales. With the use of hyperboles and details infused throughout these stories, it will be interesting to see how students either extend their own version of each story or create a conversation with these heroes to reveal new aspects of characterization.

My choice to create the tic tac toe board was to extend students' learning experiences beyond that of just reading. Having the option to chose how to write your conceptual understanding of literature captures the reading and writing strands of Common Core Standards as well as builds students use of comprehension in other ways beside verbalization. Be sure to click on the link in the extension activity section to the choice of assignments a student made for completing their mini-project.

  Tic-Tac Toe Project Reflection
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Tic-Tac Toe Project Reflection
Loading resource...

Using Storytelling to Analyze Early American Heroes

Unit 3: Coming of Age
Lesson 9 of 14

Objective: SWBAT analyze how particular lines or incidents in a tall tale propels the action and decisions of folk heroes.

Big Idea: Hey! Can I sit on your lap & listen to a tale?

  Print Lesson
1 teacher likes this lesson
Similar Lessons
Writing About Independent Reading
8th Grade ELA » Independent Reading
Big Idea: Finding ways to assess a student's critical thinking about their reading.
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
Toby Sorge
Day 2 - "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
8th Grade ELA » What is it to be a Woman in America?
Big Idea: It May Be Hard, But Still I Rise
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
Nicholas Gearing
Famous First Person Paragraphs
8th Grade ELA » Looking through the Lens of the First Person Narrator
Big Idea: A novel's first paragraph provides a road map for the reader...where will it take us?
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
Devon  O'Brien
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload