Folkfest: Folk Tales from Around the World (ebook Gr:4 to A)

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Folkfest: Folktales From Around The World
Publisher: Rainbow Horizons Publishing
77 pages
Grades 4 to Adult
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In this festival of fun, students travel to many far away lands immersing themselves in the fabulous, fantastic world of folktales. Part I provides a structured, teacher-centered approach focusing on the general characteristics of folktales and some of the many "genre" including legends, riddles and the trickster stories. Creative writing activities form the bulk of assignments in this section. Part II consists of optional activities building flexibility into the unit. Part III involves the creation of a "Folktale Booklet" in which students are given freedom to choose and study their own folktales in completing a major project. Part IV includes a selection of well-loved folktales which teachers can use in conjunction with the unit to supplement their own sources of folktales. The rich storytelling traditions of cultures throughout the world are brought to life in this amazing unit.

PART I - TEACHING LESSONS
In this section, students learn about folktales and their characteristics. A storyteller approach with creative writing assignments helps students to initially explore folktales in a structured setting.

  1. What Are Folktales? "Wee Wee Manny And Big Big Coo" - Worksheet
  2. Legends "How Turtle Got A Cracked Shell" - Creative Writing
  3. Same Old Story "Strong Wind's Bride / Cinderella" - Comparison Worksheet
  4. Riddle Me Silly "The Wolf, The Goat, The Yam and The Boat" - Creative Writing
  5. Trickster Tales "Brer Rabbit And Tar Baby" - Reader's Theatre
  6. Illustrate A Story "The Sausage" - Illustrate A Story

PART II - OPTIONAL LESSONS

  1. Professional Storyteller
  2. Reading Buddy
  3. Tape Recorder
  4. Folk Feast
  5. Folk Songs
  6. Write A Folktale
  7. Easter Egg Colouring
  8. Folktale Play
  9. Animated Folktales
  10. Internet Folktales
  11. Enrichment Crossword
  12. Obligatory Wordsearch

PART III - FOLKTALE BOOKLETS
This main section of the unit involves the creation of a "Folktale Booklet" by each student as they study from a list of selected folktales. This major project is quite intensive and time consuming.

PART IV - SELECTED FOLKTALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A number of favourite folktales from various lands have been selected to give teachers and students more freedom in their choices for Part II. As well, a number of other possible sources of good folktales is listed.

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