Favorite Fairy Tales<br />I asked 10 of my friends what their favorite fairy tale was. Here are the results.<br />2 of them liked Cinderella<br />3 liked The Three Little Pigs<br />2 liked Beauty and the Beast<br />1 liked Snow White<br />2 liked Aladdin<br />
Once Upon a Time…What now?<br />Almost everyone is familiar with the opening line of a fairy tale, but what other elements are involved?<br /> Let’s take a look at the basic structure of fairy tales.<br />Fairy tales are fiction.<br />Fairy tales usually have special beginning and ending words.<br />Fairy tales show a contrast between “good” and “bad” characters.<br />Fairy tales often have elements of magic included<br />
Characteristics of Fairy Tales:“F” is for FICTION<br />A work of fiction is one that is about imaginary events or people.<br />Fairy tales are fiction because they are made up; they are not real and usually have a far-fetched sequence of events.<br />
Characteristics of Fairy Tales:Special beginning and ending<br />How do most fairy tales you can think of begin?<br />“Once upon a time…”<br />How do they normally end?<br />“…and they lived happily ever after.”<br />Not all fairy tales must use these phrases, and somemay even have a surprise ending.<br />Pay attention to the fairy tales we read in class and see if they follow this pattern.<br />
Characteristics of Fairy Tales:“Good” vs. “Bad”<br />Think of a fairy tale you know. Is there a “good guy” or a “bad guy”?<br />Most fairy tales will have a good character who is kind and innocent, and sometimes will need the help of others.<br />Most fairy tales also have a bad character who tries to ruin things for the other characters. The bad character usually loses in the end.<br />
Fairy Tales: “Good” vs. “Bad”<br /><ul><li> Let’s look at some common fairy tales and the characteristic of good and a</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics of Fairy Tales:Magic is in the Air<br />Many fairy tales include several different elements of magic in them.<br />Here are some magical things to look for :<br />Animals or objects that talk<br />Fairies, trolls, goblins, etc.<br />People, animals, or characters that can fly<br />Potions, spells, or other wishes coming true<br />
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