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Fairy Tales: Comparing and Contrasting

Fairy tales are made up stories written for children that usually include magic of some sort.  You have probably heard of many fairy tales: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, etc.  Children love to hear these stories again and again. Because fairy tales have so many similarities, they are perfect to practice comparing and contrasting different stories. Comparisons between

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Folktales – Children’s Literature Genres

The folktale genre covers several different types of stories.  In general, folktales are short stories that have been passed down orally from generation to generation.  This includes fairy tales, myths, tall tales, legends, and fables.  Because the stories are short, children love to read and listen to the stories over and over again. Characteristics of Folktales While all folktales are short stories, each type

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Fairy Tales, Myths, and Folktales

Exposing children to a variety of reading genres including fairy tales, folktales, and myths introduces them to different cultures, vocabulary, and the literary elements.  These types of books can be very engaging to read at home because you can plan hands-on learning connections such as performing a skit based off of the book or writing their own version of the story.  Here are a

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