This is a booklet for students to use during a folktales and legends genre study. The first sheet is a cover sheet that students can personalize and decorate. The second page (to be copied multiple times per student) is a graphic organizer (in list form) asking students to find the basic elements of a folktale or legend. They are:
country or continent of origin
foolish or unsuccessful character
successful or smart character
animals or plants with lifelike characteristics
trickery or good deed
moral or lesson
Folktale trade books you find at the library will have some, if not all, of the elements. My students always love "investigating" the stories and are amazed at the common elements across the world.