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Tall Tales are Fun!
The absurdity of tall tale stories makes for some of the most enjoyable literature you can share with your students.

Hi. I'm Eric Ode, an author, singer, songwriter, and widely published poet for kids. As a former elementary teacher, I remember the hours I spent developing lessons and activities to accompany some of my favorite classroom literature. I was fortunate to have classroom sets of many grade appropriate titles, from Little House in the Big Woods to Arnold Lobel's Fables. When Meadowbrook Press published my collection of cowboy poems for kids, Tall Tales of the Wild West (And a Few Short Ones), and later, when Pelican Publishing released my book, When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems, I recognized what a fun resource these and other tall tale poetry books can be for the elementary classroom. My hope is that this web site provides you with plenty of ideas for using both When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems and  Tall Tales of the Wild West in your classroom.

If you have a tall tale lesson or resource or have comments or suggestions, please let me know. Submit an idea. I would like for this site, like your classroom, to be in constant development.

Visit Eric Ode's web site.
          * more teacher resources
          * games and activities
          * free poems
          * information on author visits
Drop me an email. I'd love to hear from you.
Deep Rooted Music, LLC
P.O. Box 1324, Sumner, WA 98390, (253) 826-2115












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