Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Folktales: Exploring the Genre - Section 4: Discovering Similarities


In earlier portions of the lesson, students focused on the characteristics of just one type of folktale. My goal is that through this activity, students begin to see commonalities among several types of tales including their use of characterization. Our previous unit set a foundation for understanding character and point of view. It is my hope that this unit, and today’s lesson, will build on that foundation to give students a broader understanding of how authors use characters to develop plot and teach valuable life lessons. 

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Folktales: Exploring the Genre

Unit 12: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT read various texts to determine the genre.

Big Idea: In this unit, students will explore three types of folktales while practicing their critical thinking skills. In day one, students work in two groups to analyze texts, determine commonalities, and label their learning.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, fairy tales, fables, Folktales, tall tales, traditional literature, Genre
  65 minutes
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