Mrs. Edwards' Folk Literature Faves

Individual or Community-- which is best?

Types of Folk Literature

Fables- brief stories with animal characters that have a stated moral at the end

Folk Tales- a story ...

Epics- long narrative ...

Myths- tales that ...

Tall Tales- focus on a central ...

Legends- stories based on real-life events and become larger than life as they are told and retold (fact changes to fiction)

Do you love cute, playful squirrels and chipmunks? Read the Squirrel and the Chipmunk. Everybody LOVES it!

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The Squirrel and the Chipmunk

Original Fable Written by Mrs. Edwards


(Here: audio track of you reading your fable in your BEST voice. :)

"In a small backyard filled with green grass, shrubs and trees, two friends sat perched on a small rock..." more to come... stay tuned!

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Parable of Jesus: The Good Samaritan

Lesson Learned: Jesus is saying we should not only love our enemies, like the Samaritan did, but to pray for them, too.
Parables of Jesus: Parable of the Good Samaritan

Myth: Greek Hero-- Achilles

Achilles was one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology and one of the main characters in the Trojan War. He was the protagonist in Homer's epic, the Iliad.
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Greek Mythology: The Story of Achilles

Confucianism and Taoism

Confucianism and Taoism

1. Two of the most popular philosophies being observed by Asians and people around the world.

2. Confucianism is more earthly. Taoism is more out of this world.

3. Confucianism is spread by lessons taught by teachers to students. Taoism is spread through direct writing.