Your team will become experts on tall tales and the Florida Everglades in an
effort to create an original tall tale that will give Florida its own tall
tale hero and win the contest. You will work together in groups of three to
explore the elements of a tall tale and the tall tale hero. Each member of
your group will then explore the Florida Everglades from different
perspectives in an effort to become Everglade Experts. You will then come
together as a group and write your own original tall tale.
This WebQuest addresses the following Indiana State Standards for third grade:
3.3.1 Recognize different common genres (types) of literature, such as
poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
3.3.2 Comprehend basic plots of classic fairy tales, myths, folktales,
legends, and fables from around the world.
3.3.3 Determine what characters are like by what they say or do and by how
the author or illustrator portrays them.
3.4.1 Find ideas for writing stories and descriptions in conversations with
others, and in books, magazines, school textbooks, or on the Internet.
3.4.2 Discuss ideas for writing, use diagrams and charts to develop ideas,
and make a list or notebook of ideas.
3.4.4 Use various reference materials (such as a dictionary, thesaurus,
atlas, encyclopedia, and on-line resources).
3.4.7 Proofread one's own writing, as well as that of others, using an
editing checklist or list of rules.
3.4.8 Revise writing for others to read, improving the focus and progression