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Element of traditional literature Theme Often universal in quality (all ppl are capable of relating to it) Unfair treatment by a sibling Generally obvious and straight forwards Deal with conflict or contrast Examples: good v evil, rich v poor, young vs old, beauty v ugly, weak v strong, innocence v wise The term folk/fairy tales are interchangeable Part of the oral tradition handed down from generation to generation by folk Fairy denotes the presence
Plot Quick, concise introduction Logical, fast-paced development of events Logical abrupt ending after climax or resolution of the problem Satisfying, definite conclusion (universal happy ending )
Characters Style Limited description and detail Frequent use of rhyme and repetition Events occur in pattern- 3,7,12,40 Stock beginnings and endings, “once upon a time” and “they lived happily ever after” Stereotyped, one dimensional Can be animals of humans Man-character-protagonist is given a nearly impossible task to complete Evil character must be overcome by the hero/heroin.
Types of traditional literature Myths Epics Legends and tall tales
empathize with other people. Events. Written by unknown authors. unlike traditional literature Adventures stories Animal stories Family stories Growing up stories Books on social issues Humor Mysteries Romances School stories Sport stories . and see the complexity of human interaction. settings and character are outside the realm of possibility. A mirror to real life Benefits of realistic features Learn about human behavior Enjoy with others in books Meet ppl who are experiencing the same feelings and emotions and use these characters’ experiences as a guide in handling their won challenge Learn about ppl who have different experiences and living conditions Types of realistic fiction Fantasy A fantasy is a story that cannot happen in the real world. Folktales Cumulative Humorous Beast Magic Pourquoi Realistic Fables Religious stories Realistic features Stories that are convincingly true to life and that help children examine their own lives.
Types of fantasy Magic in everyday life Ghost stores Horror Time travel High fantasy Question How would these 3 types of stories help children in their esl classroom? Traditional literature Real fiction fantasy Discuss in your group and share your views in class. .