Folklore Seventh Grade Language Arts
What is Folklore? <ul><li>Folklore is the traditions, custom, and </li></ul><ul><li>stories that are passed down within a ...
We are going to study: <ul><li>Fables </li></ul><ul><li>Folk Tales  </li></ul><ul><li>Trickster Tales </li></ul><ul><li>Le...
What are  fables ? <ul><li>A brief story that teaches a lesson about human nature, which is called the  moral  of the stor...
What are  folk tales ?  <ul><li>Folk tales are also known as fairy tales.  </li></ul><ul><li>They are stories that have be...
What are  trickster tales ?  <ul><li>These are folktales that reflect an respect for cleverness.  There is always one char...
What are  legends ?  <ul><li>Legends are stories hand down from the past about a specific person- usually someone consider...
What are  Myths ? <ul><li>Myths are traditional stories that attempt to answer unknown questions about the universe, the o...
Quiz Yourself! <ul><li>Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Fable </li></ul><ul><li>Legend  </li></ul><ul><li>Trickster Tale </li></ul><...
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Folklore Notes

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This powerpoint is used at the beginning of the unit to introduce the different types of folklore studied in class.

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Folklore Notes

  1. 1. Folklore Seventh Grade Language Arts
  2. 2. What is Folklore? <ul><li>Folklore is the traditions, custom, and </li></ul><ul><li>stories that are passed down within a </li></ul><ul><li>culture. </li></ul>
  3. 3. We are going to study: <ul><li>Fables </li></ul><ul><li>Folk Tales </li></ul><ul><li>Trickster Tales </li></ul><ul><li>Legends </li></ul><ul><li>Myths </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are fables ? <ul><li>A brief story that teaches a lesson about human nature, which is called the moral of the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Fables use a great deal of personification, meaning there are animals that act and speak like human beings. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are folk tales ? <ul><li>Folk tales are also known as fairy tales. </li></ul><ul><li>They are stories that have been passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>They are often set in a distant past with supernatural events. </li></ul><ul><li>There can be some personification, characters as animals. </li></ul><ul><li>There also can be characters that have super human powers. </li></ul><ul><li>Folk tales also can display a great deal of magic. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are trickster tales ? <ul><li>These are folktales that reflect an respect for cleverness. There is always one character that plays a trick on another. These tricks are often extremely humorous. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are legends ? <ul><li>Legends are stories hand down from the past about a specific person- usually someone considered heroic. </li></ul><ul><li>They are usually on a real person or event in history. </li></ul><ul><li>However, they are often exaggerations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are Myths ? <ul><li>Myths are traditional stories that attempt to answer unknown questions about the universe, the origin of the world, mysteries of nature, or social customs. </li></ul><ul><li>They often include gods, goddesses, and heroes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quiz Yourself! <ul><li>Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Fable </li></ul><ul><li>Legend </li></ul><ul><li>Trickster Tale </li></ul><ul><li>Folk Tale </li></ul><ul><li>uses animal characters, funny </li></ul><ul><li>based on a real person or event </li></ul><ul><li>usually has god and goddesses </li></ul><ul><li>One character is celebrated from getting over on another. </li></ul><ul><li>contains a lesson to be learned </li></ul>
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