to entertain to preserve memories to share wisdom and teach Read the student experiences on page 650.
Theme- main idea OR moral of the story. Idiom- figure of speech, not literal. Folktale- old story never written down. Myth- story about gods and goddesses Legend- story about an amazing event or hero Tall Tale- story about a larger than life person Fairy Tale- magic tale about lives changing Origin Story- tells beginnings of nature Trickster Tale- animal outsmarts an enemy Archetype- character found again and again. Dialect- variations of a language.
Theme- Hyena- learn not to lie. Idiom- knock on wood, tongue-tied Archetype- princess/damsel in distress Dialect- sho nuff there ain’t no lions! Folktale- “Aunty Misery” & “The Boy and His Grandfather” Legend- Groundhog Day Tall Tale- “The Bunyans”- Paul Bunyan Fairy Tale-Rumpelstiltskin Origin Story- “The Lion, the Hare, & the Hyena” Trickster Tale- “Brer Rabbit & Brer Lion” Myth- anything with a god or goddess
A folktale a story told by generations within a culture but never written down. Folktales are a part of a larger genre of storytelling- called folklore.
Folktale Trickster Tale Origin Story Fairy Tale Tall Tale Legend Myth Descriptions found on page 652.
Often animals with human characteristics Larger than life Magical abilities Archetypes or stock characters you see again and again Clearly defined as good or evil
Brer Rabbit stories were first told in Africa and were brought to America by enslaved Africans. Brer Rabbit is known for his ability to outsmart larger/more powerful animals. Native American stories have tricksters like Old Man Coyote, Raven, and “the Tricky One.” In all trickster tales, the trickster uses his smarts to survive.
1. Brer Rabbit is in woods when wind blows. 2. Brer Rabbit runs into Brer Lion. 3. Brer Rabbit lies about a hurricane. 4. Brer Rabbit gives suggestions on how to stay safe. 5. Lion wants to be tied to a tree! 6. Rabbit is respected by all the animals in the forest.
A story about the beginnings of something in nature. Origin stories help explain how something came to be. –Why the sky is blue, How tigers got their stripes, Why hyenas look the way they do.
Stock characters appear over and over in many stories. The sneaky hyena is a stock character in African folklore. Stock characters in fairy tales include: the damsel in distress, witch, hero (usually a prince). Archetypes are the typical, ideal, or classic example of something (damsel in distress, trickster, hero, wise old man).