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Folk tales, fairy tales, and fables:

Folk tales, fairy tales, and fables Ms. Lichtenstein 3 rd Grade English/Language Arts

Folk tale:

Folk tale Made up story Passed down from older generations Legends, wise tales Stories are superstitious

Fairy tale:

Fairy tale A simple children’s story Uses your imagination Usually involves magic Princesses, fairies, goblins, wizards, etc.


Fable A short, fictional story Usually teach a lesson  Moral Uses animals, creatures Often see talking animals


theme Subject for a story Qualities and characteristics Examples of common themes Journeys/ adventure Love/ friendship Mysteries

Main idea:

Main idea “Big picture” of a story Message in a story Look for a topic sentence Idea


Moral Lesson about right and wrong Morals aren’t always good Bad things can teach good lessons

Writing tools:

Writing tools Prediction: what you think will happen Personification: giving human characteristics to things Point of View: who tells the story Setting: where the story takes place

The Little red hen:

The Little red hen “Then, probably because she had acquired the habit, the Red Hen called: ‘Who will eat the Bread?’ All the animals in the barnyard were watching hungrily and smacking their lips in anticipation, and the pig said, ‘I will,’ and the Cat said, ‘I will,’ and the Rat said, ‘I will.’ But the Little Red Hen said, ‘No, you won’t. I will.’ And she did.”

The little red hen cont.:

The little red hen cont. Type of story (folk tale, fairy tale, fable?) Folk Tale Point of View (who’s telling the story?) Red Hen Setting: (Where does the story take place?) Farm

The princess and the pea:

The princess and the pea “Well, we’ll soon find that out,” thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedspread, and laid a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and lad them on the pea, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of mattresses.”

The princess and the pea cont.:

The princess and the pea cont. Type of story (folk tale, fairy tale, fable?) Fairy Tale Point of view (who tells the story?) A narrator (unknown character) Setting (where does the story take place?) Prince’s Castle

The tortoise and the hare:

The tortoise and the hare “The tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course. The hare, trusting to his native swiftness, cared little about the race, and lying down by the wayside, fell asleep. At last, waking up, and moving as fast as he could, he saw the tortoise had reached the goal and was comfortably dozing after fatigue.”

The tortoise and the hare cont.:

The tortoise and the hare cont. Type of Story (folk tale, fairy tale, fable?) Fable Point of View (who tells the story?) Narrator Setting (where does the story take place?) Outside at a race/ competition


review There are several different types of stories Specific things are unique to specific stories Morals are the lessons/meanings in stories They can be good or bad Authors use writing tools Prediction Personification Point of View Setting

Works cited:

Works cited Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen . 2008. Print . " BrainPOP Jr. | Main Idea | Lesson Ideas." BrainPOP Jr. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. http :// grownups.weml . "Definition of - Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary." Merriam-Webster's Word Central . Web. 27 Feb. 2012. http :// Student .

Works cited cont.:

Works cited cont. Various. Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories . Vol. 1. New York: University Society, 1927. Print. The Young Folks Treasury. Williams, Florance White. The Little Red Hen An Old English Folk Tale . Chicago - Akron, Ohio - New York: Saalfield , 1918. Print.


Images “Light Bulb” Microsoft Clip Art “Pea” Microsoft Clip Art “Rabbit” Microsoft Clip Art “Turtle” Microsoft Clip Art.

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