Help your students understand the differences and similarities between different kinds of folktales: fairy tales, fables, tall tales and legends. Use for close reading or guided reading lessons.
The activities can be used as individual lessons or together as a larger unit. For example, the fairy tale pages could be taught alone or in conjunction with the other sections.
* Activities supplement your classroom instruction while while students learn to compare and contrast two fairy tales from two different cultures. (RL2.9)
*Additional lessons focus on retelling folktales or fables and on identifying the moral or lesson in the story. (RL 2.2)
*"Plan and Write your own Folktale" templates are included. (W2.3)
Classroom and student posters: What is a Folktale? Fairy Tale? Fable? Tall Tale? Legend?
Worksheets, Vocabulary Lists, Story Maps, Text-Dependent Questions and Assessments; Blank copies to use with any story
Compare and Contrast
Write Your own Folktale
Eight Stories: Eight original or adapted stories
+ 5 additional shorter and less complex versions of fairytales and fables for classroom differentiation.
A Folktale: The White Wolf (A folktale from the southwest)
Fairy Tales: Two Cinderella Stories
Fables: A Lion and the Mouse fable
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
The Diamond and the Dragon(An original fable)
A Tall Tale: Johnny Appleseed
A Legend: The Legend of King Arthur
56 Student Pages
Text-dependent questions are provided and can be used as assessments.
Three additional assessments: What Kind of a Story is it?
Answer Keys provided when applicable.
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