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Folklore Definitions

So, what is folklore, anyway? What exactly is the difference between a myth and a legend? A folktale and a tall tale? Where do you draw the line between a fable and a fairytale? What is the difference between a normal legend and an urban one? For those of you who have spent many a sleepless night pondering such mysteries, I have written up a quick folklore vocabulary list to help solve the murky intricacies of folklore and allow you to sleep at night.

Folklore Lesson Plans

Here is a list of lesson plans that have been created using stories from the American Folklore site or appropriate for use with the Spooky Series by S.E. Schlosser.

Folklore Resources

Here is a list of folklore books recommended for teachers. These collections contain a variety of folktales, from Native American Myths and Legends to Ghost stories. There are also Urban Legends and some really funny Tall Tales.

Folklore Web Resources for Teachers

Here is a list of folklore resources available to teachers on a variety of topics, from folktales to life histories, and from folklife to legends.

Storytelling Lesson Plan

A lesson plan for grades 4 and 5 which engages children in the art of storytelling and develops public speaking skills.

What is folklore?

The term folklore is generally used to refer to the traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people which have beem disseminated in an informal manner...

Writing: A Lesson Plan on Beginnings

A lesson plan on writing for grades 3-5 which introduces different types of story beginnings to students, allows students to write different beginnings, and engages students in the process of revision.
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