This is a poster that I made for my grade 3-5 English Language Learners to introduce them to the concept of folktales. I looked high and low for a comprehensive overview of folktales in video or printed form, and I couldn't find it, so I made one! The classroom teachers loved this resource too, and shared it with their classes as well.
-A visual and textual overview of the features of folktales (poster/handout)
-Folktale excerpts that contain the features outlined on the poster for close reading (I did a whole class close reading of each excerpt with one group of students, and we referenced the poster to see which features each excerpt contained, and with another more advanced group I had them read an excerpt with a partner and identify which features the excerpt had)
-Resources and links for my favorite international folktales to use with elementary school aged (language) learners
Be sure to check out the folktale bundle here:
Looking for a moral graphic organizer? Find it here: