The folklore activities presented here can be used with students in grades 5 through 8 for the basic study of folk literature. These basic activities are generic enough that they can be reused with the varieties of folklore available in most school libraries. This is supplementary and should not be considered a complete folklore study.
The materials found in the unit are:
An Introduction to Folklore handout
. This handout provides information on four major types of folklore: myth, fable, legend, and tall tale. It includes a definition and explanation of folklore.
An Introduction to Folklore worksheet
. The worksheet checks student understanding of the above information handout. Questions are to be answered in complete sentences. It may take more than one sentence to answer a question completely.
Comparison Chart- student handout
Students fill in the chart from classroom discussion. It can also be used as an overhead.
Comparison Chart- Answer Key for the above handout
This assessment contains matching and essay items and is designed to be used after An Introduction to Folklore and the in-class reading and discussion of several folktales.
you are using from your own resources.