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Folk Tales. Stories of a People. Folk tales are stories that teach a lesson and are passed down orally to each generation. There are several types of folk tales:. Literary Terms. Motif —an element of a story that is used in many stories from many cultures

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folk tales

Folk Tales

Stories of a People

Folk tales are stories that teach a

lesson and are passed down orally

to each generation.

literary terms
Literary Terms
  • Motif—an element of a story that is used in many stories from many cultures
    • Ex—the damsel in distress; the wicked stepmother; trickster tales
  • Denotation—the dictionary definition of a word
  • Connotation—your personal definition of a word
coyote sun moon questions
“Coyote/Sun & Moon” Questions
  • Name two things about our world that this story explains how they began.
  • Why does Eagle say that he must give in to Coyote’s request?
the magic number
The Magic Number

The number shows up again and

again in many different stories.


more literary terms
More Literary Terms

Colloquialism—informal speech; slang

Dialect—the way people from certain areas speak, including expressions and accents

Accent—the way people pronounce words

brer possum s dilemma questions page 597
“Brer Possum’s Dilemma” Questions—page 597
  • List three examples of the magic number from this story.
  • What dialect does this story sound like?
brer rabbit and brer lion questions page 575
“Brer Rabbit and Brer Lion” Questions—page 575
  • List two examples of the magic number from this story.
  • What dialect is used in this story? Explain how this is possible if this story came from Africa.
tall tales
Tall Tales

A tall tale is a story, sometimes

about real people, that has been


literary term
Literary Term

Hyperbole—an extreme exaggeration

the king of the wild frontier
The King of the Wild Frontier

Davy Crockett was a real frontiersman

and a hero of the Alamo.

The Whigs created these tall tales

about him because they wanted to get

him elected to Congress.

davy is born questions
Davy Is Born Questions
  • List five examples of hyperbole.
  • What two statements do you think the authors included specifically to make people think Davy Crockett would be a good Congressman?
davy and the frozen dawn
Davy and the Frozen Dawn
  • Read this story independently.
  • Underline examples of hyperbole.
  • Keep this story in your notebook.
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Davy and the Frozen Dawn

One winter, it was so cold that the dawn froze solid. The sun got caught between two ice blocks, and the earth iced up so much that it couldn’t turn. The first rays of sunlight froze halfway over the mountain tops. They looked like yellow icicles dripping toward the ground.

Now Davy Crockett was headed home after a successful night hunting when the dawn froze up so solid. Being a smart man, he knew he had to do something quick or the earth was a goner. He had a freshly killed bear on his back, so he whipped it off, climbed right up on those rays of sunlight and began beating the hot bear carcass against the ice blocks which were squashing the sun. Soon a gush of hot oil burst out of the bear and it melted the ice. Davy gave the sun a good hard kick to get it started, and the sun?s heat unfroze the earth and started it spinning again. So Davy lit his pipe on the sun, shouldered the bear, slid himself down the sun rays before they melted and took a bit of sunrise home in his pocket.

paul bunyan s cornstalk question page 188 blue
“Paul Bunyan’s Cornstalk” Question—page 188 (blue)
  • List three examples of hyperbole.
  • What does this story explain about our world?

Irony is when what happens is different from

what you expect to happen. It is often used

to create humor.

Ex—It would be ironic for a teacher to tell a loud class to speak up because she can’t hear them.

3 types of irony
3 Types of Irony

Verbal Irony is when what is said is different

from what is expected.

Situational Irony is when the events of a

story are different from what is expected.

Dramatic Irony is when the audience knows

things the characters do not.


Foreshadowing is clues in a story that let

you know what will happen later.

irony in the ransom of red chief
Irony in “The Ransom of Red Chief”

Verbal irony—

Situational irony—

Dramatic irony—

foreshadowing in red chief
Foreshadowing in “Red Chief”

List the clues that told you the kidnapping would not go well:


Fables are very short stories that teach

a lesson. They usually have talking


Giving animals human characteristics,

like talking, is called personification.

aesop s fables
Aesop’s Fables

Aesop is the most famous fable writer.

He lived in Greece 2500 years ago and

wrote these fables to warn politicians

about their bad behaviors.

Some of his most famous fables are “The

Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Lion and

the Mouse.”

fable questions
Fable Questions
  • Name the story.
  • What is the lesson of this story?
  • What animals are in the story? And why do you think he chose these animals to be in his story?
writing a fable
Writing a Fable
  • List 2 or 3 annoying behaviors:
  • List potential animals:
your fable must include
Your Fable Must Include…
  • 1-3 animals that match the characteristics they represent
  • A title that names the animals you used
  • Dialogue (talking) for each animal
  • 100-300 words
  • A sentence with the lesson at the end
folk tale quiz 1
Folk Tale Quiz 1
  • Includes questions about “Brer Possum,” “Coyote Steals the Sun & Moon,” “Brer Lion,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and “The Ransom of Red Chief.”
  • Includes definitions of all terms we discussed so far (i.e. irony, personification)
literary devices
Literary Devices
  • Rhyme--words that end with the same sound
    • Ex: hat, cat, mat, that, sat
  • Repetition--repeating the same words or phrases
  • Alliteration--words that begin with the same consonant sound (it does not have to be the same letter)
    • Ex: Tiny Tim, Kate Carbaugh, cuddly kitten
literary devices continued
Literary Devices Continued
  • Assonance--repeating the same vowel sound in words
    • Ex: wicked witch, tie fly, peas please
    • Hint: words that rhyme must have assonance
  • Personification--giving human characteristics to nonhumans (animals, rocks, lakes)
    • Ex: an angry storm (storms don’t have emotions) talking animals describing leaves as a tree’s clothing
just one more
Just One More…
  • Imagery--words that create a picture (image) in you mind
practice finding lit devices
Practice Finding Lit. Devices

Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, Yes sir

Three bags full.

One for my master,

One for the dame,

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.

nursery rhyme variations
Nursery Rhyme Variations

Twinkle, Twinkle car so new

How I wish that I owned you!

But your price tag’s much too heavy,

So I’ll drive my old Chevy.

Twinkle, Twinkle car so new

How I wish that I owned you!