Freebie! Students complete the charts using any tall tale. The charts focus on the following characteristics of tall tales: The main character is larger than life and has super-human abilities. The main character is helped by a powerful object or animal. The characters use everyday language and are common people. The author uses exaggeration. The author uses humor. The story has a lot of action. The main character solves a problem, overcomes an obstacle, or defeats a “bad guy”.