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Grades 6-8 - Reading or Literature classes

Grades 6-8 - Reading or Literature classes

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    • 1 Oral Traditions
    • 2 1. Folktales 2. Fables 3. Myths 4. Legends
    • 1. Folktales Stories told from one generation to another Purpose was to entertain and teach the values of the culture Served to inspire the ordinary person Heroes, romance, adventure, magic 3
    • 4 *Folk Tales often begin with “Once upon a time”, “Long, long ago”, etc. • Groups of 3 and 3 events - 3 characters, 3 tasks, • Folk Tales have good and bad characters. • Everyday people and/or animals
    • 5 • Phrases are repeated – For example: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall…” “Little pig, little pig, let me come in….” • Folk Tales have happy endings. • The good characters in Folk Tales have a problem to solve.
    • 6 Some examples of Folktales?
    • 7 2. Fables Very short story. Animal characters. They have a lesson or moral.
    • 8 3. Mythology (Myths) *A tale that explains the actions of the gods or heroes *They may explain natural phenomena in our world.
    • 9 Some examples of myths
    • 10 4. Legends *Stories based on fact, but the people do things they couldn’t do in real life. *Every culture has its own legends.