<ul><li>Traditional Literature </li></ul>Norton’s  “Through the Eyes of a Child”  Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011 6.2
<ul><li>Takes readers to times before recorded history and to all parts of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Helps readers under...
<ul><li>Folktales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cumulative tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humorous tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Norton’s  “Through the Eyes of a Child”  Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011
<ul><li>One can overcome social inequality to attain a better way of life </li></ul><ul><li>One can overcome horrible adve...
<ul><li>Supernatural adversaries  </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural helpers </li></ul><ul><li>Extraordinary animals </li></ul...
<ul><li>A  tall tale  is a fictional story that stretches the truth. The heroes or sheroes of tall tales are &quot;larger ...
<ul><li>The same stories emerged from many countries and cultures over time </li></ul><ul><li>Each social class and cultur...
<ul><li>Traditional literature  is a genre that deals specifically with stories that were passed down through oral storyte...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Traditional Literature </li></ul>Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011 6.2
  2. 2. <ul><li>Takes readers to times before recorded history and to all parts of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Helps readers understand the world and the universality of the human struggle </li></ul><ul><li>Allows readers to speculate about their beginnings and to explore heroes from the past </li></ul><ul><li>Is both universal and ancient </li></ul><ul><li>Emerged from oral storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Takes on traits from the culture of the country of its origin </li></ul><ul><li>Is enjoyable </li></ul>Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011 6.2
  3. 3. <ul><li>Folktales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cumulative tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humorous tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beast tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magic and wonder tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pourquoi tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic tales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fables </li></ul><ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Legends </li></ul>Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011 6.3
  4. 4. Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011
  5. 5. <ul><li>One can overcome social inequality to attain a better way of life </li></ul><ul><li>One can overcome horrible adversaries with cunning and bravery </li></ul><ul><li>Good overcomes evil </li></ul><ul><li>Justice triumphs </li></ul><ul><li>Unselfish love conquers </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence wins out over physical strength </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness, diligence, and hard work bring rewards </li></ul>Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011 6.4
  6. 6. <ul><li>Supernatural adversaries </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural helpers </li></ul><ul><li>Extraordinary animals </li></ul><ul><li>Deceitful or ferocious beasts </li></ul><ul><li>Magic objects, powers, and transformations </li></ul>Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011 6.5
  7. 7. <ul><li>A  tall tale  is a fictional story that stretches the truth. The heroes or sheroes of tall tales are &quot;larger than life.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Bunyan </li></ul><ul><li>Davey Crockett </li></ul><ul><li>Calamity Jane </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Boone </li></ul><ul><li>Pecos Bill </li></ul>Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011
  8. 8. <ul><li>The same stories emerged from many countries and cultures over time </li></ul><ul><li>Each social class and culture retold the stories in ways that reflected their own culture and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Over time, the tales became very different from the originals </li></ul>6.6 Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011
  9. 9. <ul><li>Traditional literature  is a genre that deals specifically with stories that were passed down through oral storytelling from generation to generation </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Using feltboards </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing folktales from different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing different versions of the same tale </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating themes and motifs from tales </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating folktales from a single country </li></ul><ul><li>Writing traditional tales </li></ul>Norton’s “Through the Eyes of a Child” Professor K.C. Boyd, 2011 6.7

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