1. Topic-
Elements of Folklore
2. Content-
Folklore- All the traditions, customs, and stories that are passed along by word of mouth in a culture.

There are four main categories of Folklore.

1. Myths- Stories that were created to answer basic questions about the world, the gods, and human life.

Creation Myth- Explains how the world came into being or how humans were created.

2. Folk Tales- Told primarily for entertainment, not taken truthful or factual by their audience.

Trickster Tales- These are found in most cultures and is when a person or animal outwits or takes advantage of some fool.

3. Fables- A very short tale that illustrates a clear, often directly stated moral.

4. Legends- Are considered factual by those who tell the, and many have some basis in historical fact.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will understand the categories of folklore - myths, folk tales, fables, and legends.
2. Student will be able to identify different types of folklore.
4. Objectives-
1.To appreciate folklore.
2.To recognize strategies for reading folklore.
3.To understand the four elements of folklore and to be able to give examples.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Smart board
2. White board
3. Worksheets
4. Stories
5. Powerpoint
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Students will start off with a Do Now: Why do people enjoy telling stories ? If you retell an interesting story, how might you change it? Then as a class we will discuss the students answers and what they have wrote down.

B. Development-

1.Teacher will present a PowerPoint to the students explaining the different types of folklore and strategies for reading it.The students will follow along as they fill in key terms that are missing in their notes. After the teacher will put a web on the board and explain the directions to students. Students will also be given the web to work on with a group which they will be assigned to. Each group will receive a different type of folklore that we have discussed. The group will have to determine which kind of folklore it is and they will have to fill out the web and explain the story they received to the other groups. We will be doing three rotations so each group will receive the web and stories. Students will being doing a jigsaw exercise. Teacher will get students attention when done with rotations and go over the web as a class.

C. Practice-

1.Students will read and identify different types of folklore.
2. Students will follow along and take notes.

Checking for understanding-

1.Does anyone have any questions and does anyone not understand a topic?


Teacher will discuss and review the stories that were covered in class today. Also will ask students if they have any stories to share.

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