The mini lessons cover the following topics:
What is a Folktale
This lesson is reading focused. Students will be able to categorize folktales as fairy tale, tall tale, fable, myth, legend, or urban legend based on their defining characteristics and structures.
This lesson is reading focused. Students will choose two folktale genres to analyze closely. They will compare and contrast these genres. Links to lots of story and genre options are provided.
This lesson is writing focused. Students will choose two famous folktale characters, then they will write a folktale that combines aspects of two folktales into one. In the process they will review genres and learn/review the parts of a plot diagram.
Writing Scary Stories
Students will learn the craft of scary storytelling by reading a how-to article about scary story telling. Then they will attempt to write their own.