Introduction to folklore

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SWBAT differentiate among various folklore genres.

Big Idea

Even folklore uses literary elements.

Introduction to Folklore

20 minutes

Today I presented "Folklore" Power Point to help students differentiate between types of folk lore. I provided a "Folklore" Resource Page that students glued into their notebooks.  While reviewing the details of the power point, students added other information which they felt was important.

I began by introducing general information about Folklore (screens 1 – 12). 

Specific Types of Folklore

15 minutes

In the rest of the power point, I addressed details about specific types of folklore (screens 13 – 30) to be read in class.  These topics include:  fables, myths, fairy tales, tall tales, and legends.