What is Folklore? Stories that were told out loud before being written down.
What type of stories do you think people told? <ul><li>Fable </li></ul><ul><li>Parable </li></ul><ul><li>Mythology </li></...
Fable <ul><li>fable  is a brief story, in prose or verse, that features  animals ,  plants ,  inanimate objects , or  forc...
Parable <ul><li>A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson that does not uses animals or forces of nature (li...
Mythology <ul><li>Stories that explain the physical world from a religious point of view using gods and goddesses. </li></...
Pourquoi <ul><li>Pourquoi [por-kwa] means  &quot;why&quot;  in French. Pourquoi tales are old legends told to  explain why...
Legend <ul><li>An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.  </...
Fairytale <ul><li>A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.  </li></ul><ul><li>A fi...
Why did people tell stories? <ul><li>Entertainment (something to do)-What would you do if you did not have books, computer...
What stories do you tell today? <ul><li>Family stories </li></ul><ul><li>Jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Riddles </li></ul><ul><li...
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Folklore 4th Grade

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Folklore 4th Grade

  1. 1. What is Folklore? Stories that were told out loud before being written down.
  2. 2. What type of stories do you think people told? <ul><li>Fable </li></ul><ul><li>Parable </li></ul><ul><li>Mythology </li></ul><ul><li>pourquoi </li></ul><ul><li>Legend </li></ul><ul><li>Fairytale </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fable <ul><li>fable is a brief story, in prose or verse, that features animals , plants , inanimate objects , or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized (given human qualities), and that illustrates a moral lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aesopfables.com/aesop1.html </li></ul>
  4. 4. Parable <ul><li>A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson that does not uses animals or forces of nature (like a fable). </li></ul><ul><li>What famous people used parables to teach with? </li></ul>Parable of the Sower of Weeds
  5. 5. Mythology <ul><li>Stories that explain the physical world from a religious point of view using gods and goddesses. </li></ul>Hercules and Pegasus
  6. 6. Pourquoi <ul><li>Pourquoi [por-kwa] means &quot;why&quot; in French. Pourquoi tales are old legends told to explain why certain events happened . These tales often start in the past, e.g. A long, long time ago . . . and end when the explanation is complete. Pourquoi tales are most often concerned with animals and the natural world. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Legend <ul><li>An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical. </li></ul><ul><li>A body or collection of such stories. </li></ul><ul><li>A romanticized or popularized myth of modern times. </li></ul>King Arthur or Robin Hood
  8. 8. Fairytale <ul><li>A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children. </li></ul><ul><li>A fictitious, highly fanciful story or explanation. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes some sort of magic </li></ul>Twelve Dancing Princesses
  9. 9. Why did people tell stories? <ul><li>Entertainment (something to do)-What would you do if you did not have books, computers, tv, ipods, etc...? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the world around them? Ex. Why does the earth shake? </li></ul><ul><li>To talk about God. </li></ul><ul><li>To tell their own life experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>To enjoy the art of language. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What stories do you tell today? <ul><li>Family stories </li></ul><ul><li>Jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Riddles </li></ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul><ul><li>Funny stories </li></ul><ul><li>Scary Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Bedtimes </li></ul><ul><li>Romantic Stories </li></ul>

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