Mrs. Braswell's Reading Exploration

Welcome to our Unit on Fairytales and Folktales


As a class, we will be exploring the genre of Traditional Literature.  We will investigate and read many fairytales and folktales from around the world.  During the unit, you will read tales, do character analysis, discuss plots, create alternate endings and tales, compare similar stories, and write fractured fairytales.  All of the assignments will be created during reading and writing workshop.  Let's take our imagination into the the magical word of folktales.


First, What are Folktales or should I say Fairytales?

Folktales/Fairytales are stories that are passed down from generation to generation.  Usually the story is told orally.  Folktales and fairytales are sometimes seperate types of literature and sometimes are one in the same. They both have easily recognizable characters and is good verses evil.