Homework: Fun With Writing

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Change a Fairy Tale into a Tall Tale


For your writing homework:

  1. Find a copy of your favorite children’s fairy tale.  You can look online or in your personal library.

  2. Make a list of all the verbs and see if you can change them into more exciting, vibrant verbs.  Use your vibrant verb list.

  3. Next, think of how you could use exaggeration to change the actions of the villains and heroes in the story and rewrite the story.

    For example, in the story of The Three Little Pigs, the wolf could be Wonder Wolf.  He could huff and puff and create a terrible tornado!  The third little pig could be a Genius Builder (with a Ph.D. in chemistry) who creates a chemical that makes his house —



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