Folk & Fairy Tales

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Introducing children to the concept of "genres" is the key to helping them decide what types of books they like to read. Let's start by comparing and contrasting Folk Tales and Fairy Tales.

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Folk & Fairy Tales

  1. 1. Folk & Fairy Tales Introduction to Genre: Different Types of Stories How are they alike? How are they different?
  2. 2. Folk Tales <ul><li>About everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>Teach lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Explain something </li></ul><ul><li>Often with animals that talk or act like people </li></ul><ul><li>Not about “magic” </li></ul><ul><li>Sound like they could happen </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fairy Tales <ul><li>Old stories, magical events </li></ul><ul><li>Often shared by word of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Present good characters </li></ul><ul><li>Good overcomes evil </li></ul><ul><li>Good always wins </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples Folk Tales <ul><li>Johnny Appleseed </li></ul><ul><li>The Gingerbread Boy </li></ul><ul><li>Chicken Little </li></ul><ul><li>Hansel and Gretel </li></ul><ul><li>The Blind Men & the Elephant </li></ul><ul><li>Goldilocks and the Three Bears </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples Fairy Tales <ul><li>Cinderella </li></ul><ul><li>Jack & the Beanstalk </li></ul><ul><li>Rapunzel </li></ul><ul><li>Rumplestilskin </li></ul><ul><li>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Double Bubble <ul><li>Compare and Contrast: </li></ul>Different Different Alike Story 1 Story 2
  7. 7. Is There a Life Lesson <ul><li>Yes or No? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Is There Magic? <ul><li>Yes or No? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Main Character <ul><li>Who is main character? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we learn about him/her? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Good Versus Bad? <ul><li>Does good win? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes or No? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Is There a Lesson? <ul><li>Does it explain something? </li></ul><ul><li>Could it happen? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Folk or Fairy Tale? <ul><li>What do you think and WHY? </li></ul>

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