Myths, Legends and Folktales - Amazon S3

Myths, Legends and Folktales - Amazon S3

MYTHS, LEGENDS AND FOLKTALES Fifth Grade Created by: Jessica Giuliani teacherspayteachers.com MYTHS, LEGENDS AND FOLKTALES Fifth Grade Common Core 5.RL.9 - Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

5.RL.7 - Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem). Created by: Jessica Giuliani teacherspayteachers.com MYTHS, LEGENDS, AND FOLKTALES Storytelling is a common

part of every culture. In general, people enjoy listening to stories. Storytellers have taken advantage of this and shown off their skills in the form of a 'good story' since the beginning of civilization. You may have your own favorite story from childhood and, sometimes, these tales are both fascinating and frightening. Stories like these include myths, folktales, and LEGENDS DEFINITION

An old story, handed down through time, that might tell about gods and heroes or explain events in nature. A story which is told as if it were a historical event. LEGENDS CHARACTERISTICS

set in the present or recent past are used to scare, teach, inform, or entertain handed down through generations fictional story once believed to be true (turns out to be fictional) Heroes fantastic places cultural Johnny Appleseed LEGEND EXAMPLES

Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Robin Hood The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Beowulf Big Foot Fountain of Youth Paul Bunyan

Trojan Horse Try researching some of the more unfamiliar legends in your free time! WHAT ARE MYTHS? Story passed down through time and often reflects the beliefs and values of a culture. A myth is a story based on tradition or legend,

which has a deep symbolic meaning. MYTH CHARACTERISTICS Based on tradition or legend has a deep symbolic meaning used to explain beginnings Can involve supernatural beings MYTH EXAMPLES Examples: Unicorns

The Greek myth of Prometheus, a human being who stole the secret of fire from the gods and was punished with everlasting torment, purported to explain the origin of mankind's use of fire. FOLKTALES A folktale usually has no known author. Folk tales are stories that are passed down

from one generation to another by word of mouth. CHARACTERISTICS OF FOLKTALES Are usually simple and direct conflicts are clear

good is rewarded while bad/evil is punished Sometimes the characters may possess magic or some type of supernatural characteristics Usually has a happy ending EXAMPLES OF FOLKTALES The Elephants Nose: This is a folktale you may have never heard of about how the elephants nose came

to be so long. Jack and the Beanstalk The tooth fairy The Three Little Pigs WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEGENDS AND MYTHS AND FOLKTALES!!!???

WellMyths, folktales and legends are hard to classify and often overlap.

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