Presentation on theme: "Unit 10. To develop skills in reading Legends, Folk Tales, and Myths. To apply a variety of reading strategies for reading these particular types of genres."— Presentation transcript:
To develop skills in reading Legends, Folk Tales, and Myths. To apply a variety of reading strategies for reading these particular types of genres. To analyze Literary Elements. To use a variety of strategies to read unfamiliar words. To build vocabulary.
Myths are anonymous stories involving gods and goddesses. They stress cultural ideas or explain natural occurrences. Legends are stories that are believed to be based on real-life events and feature larger-than-life people. Folk tales are stories that feature ordinary people. Like myths, these stories reveal traditions and values of a culture. Fables are stories that feature animals that speak and act like humans. Fables teach morals, or lessons about how we are to live.
James Thurber- (1894- 1961) is a well known American author and cartoonist. Much of his work is known from his time at the New Yorker magazine, he turned to writing fables and fantasy. Harold Courlander (1908- ) has written about African, West Indian, Native American, and African American cultures. He has written books on literature and music, novels, and several collections of folk tales from around the world.
Depended on Birch trees for canoes, houses. Women used Birch bark for cooking pots, and needle cases. Men used the bark to record sacred stories on Birch bark scrolls. Lived in Canada in the Ottawa region of what is now Quebec and Ontario. One of the groups that lived here is the MicMac people that are mentioned in the story. Were excellent hunters and trappers and these skills attracted the fur traders in the early 1600s.
Cinderella, the story of a poor, hardworking girl suffering under an evil stepmother, is known and loved around the world. There are more than 900 versions of this classic tale- the oldest has been traced back to more than a thousand years to China. The story that most Americans are familiar with was written in the 1600s by Charles Perrault, a French writer, and is the only one with a fairy godmother and a warning to be home at midnight.