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WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THESE FOLK TALES? Reading & Information Literacy Warm-up


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WHAT IS A FOLK TALE? Follow along and we’ll find out!


WHAT IS A FOLK TALE? 

A folk tale is a story or legend handed down from generation to generation usually by oral retelling. Folk tales often explain something that happens in nature or convey a certain truth about life.


PARTS OF A FOLK TALE

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The beginning of the story starts with "Once upon a time . . . " or a similar phrase.


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Magic events, characters, and objects are part of the story

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One character is someone of royalty (king, queen, prince, princess, etc.)


PARTS OF A FOLK TALE, CONTINUED… One character is wicked.  One character is good.  Goodness is rewarded in the story.  Certain numbers like three and seven are in the story (three eggs, seven sisters, etc.) 


PARTS OF A FOLK TALE …. THE END

The story ends with ". . . And they lived happily ever after.”


REFERENCES: 

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reading/what_is_a_folk_t ale.htm

http://office.microsoft.com


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