Fairy Tales: Unit 5 Lesson 4


Essential Questions
- How do lessons learned from folktales and fables relate to life?

- Why do people use stories to explain life?s wonders?

-How do folktales and fables help solve problems?

-How do writers use language and information to make a story come alive?

- How do folktales use wisdom and cleverness to prevent the schemes of scoundrels?

- How do folktales give readers a sense of place and time of a culture?

- What patterns of character traits are found in folktales?

- How is my life similar/unlike the character in the story or book I am reading?

Genre: Fairy tale
A simple narrative typically of folk origin dealing with supernatural beings. Fairy tales may be written or told for the amusement of children or may have a more sophisticated narrative containing supernatural or obviously improbable events, scenes, and personages and often having a whimsical, satirical, or moralistic character. The term embraces popular folktales such as "Cinderella" and "The Three Little Pigs" as well as art fairy tales of later invention, such as those by Hans Christian Andersen.

A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
A fictitious, highly fanciful story or explanation.

 Princess and the Pea
 Emperor's New Suit
  Fairy Tale Index
 Animated Grimm's Fairy Tales
 Fairy Tale Definitions
 The Snowman
 The Ugly Duckling
 Animated Classic Fairy Tales
 BBC Story Circle Fairy Tales
 Fairy Tales Web Quest
 Anderson Animated Fairy Tale
 Grimm's Tales
 Elements of a Fairy Tale
 Fairy Tale Links