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This set of Cornell or 2-colymn style notes covers terms associated with myths, legends, fairy tales, folk tales and fables.
In addition to defining these types of stories, it includes:
subject, theme, universal theme, fiction, novel, short story, and pourquoi story.
Students are asked to explain the 6 reasons these stories were told: to strengthen community, provide moral guidance, explain the world, entertain, pass on knowledge and history, and for fame or money.
They are also required to elaborate on 9 common characteristics of these stories: a retelling, timeless, use of stereotypes, personification of natural forces, classic opening or closing, good versus evil, supernatural forces, classic themes, and royalty.
The file includes scaffolded notes for students and a completed teacher copy. It also includes a link to 2 free online PowerPoint presentations that you may find helpful.