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Fable - a fable is a short tale in which the chief characters are animals and

sometimes inanimate objects that act and talk like human beings.
A fable must always point a moral. Often the theme or moral appears at the end of
the story.
Legends- a legend is a narrative that is partly true and partly imaginary about a
particular person, event, place or natural feature.
It is a form of story and wonders handed down from generation to generation
though they are not authenticated by accepted proof.
LEGENDS HAVE VALUES IN CHILDRENS LITERATURE:
1. It deals with historical backgrounds. They awaken the national consciousness of
children.
2. It develops vivid and fantastic imagination.
3. It help acquaint with children with the cultural heritage of the country.
4. It also gives pleasure and enjoyment to children.
The Legend of Makahiya
A myth submitted to the site by Zinnia Marniel Bendayon, Philippines
Long time ago, there was a couple in Barangay Masagana (Pampanga today)
who wanted a daughter. Their wish was granted and the wife gave birth to a baby
girl. They called her Maria. Maria was very beautiful but very shy that she wouldn't
go out from their house.
Weeks later, Spaniards came to their town. The Spaniards were very cruel that
they get everything they wanted. They rob houses and kill everyone who gets in
their way and who refuses to give what they wanted.
The couple was very frightened to lose their daughter so, they hid Maria in
the bushes so the Spaniards couldn't find her.
After the Spaniards left their town, the couple tried to look for Maria but they
couldn't find her even in the bushes where they hid her, instead they found a little
plant that is very sensitive that when you touch it, it would immediately close.
So they thought it was their daughter, Maria. They called the plant "Makahiya" that
means "touch me not," like their daughter who was very shy.
STEPS IN STORY TELLING:
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Selection of good story tell


Preparation of the story
Practice telling the story aloud by yourself
Announce the story informally
Show the pictures of certain characters in the story
At the end of the story do not give the question: do you like the story?

SUGGESTIONS FOR CHORAL READING:


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Poems
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which are universal in tone


which vary in mood, content, and type
that are lyrical and narrative
that are rich in auditory image
with marked rhythm
that can be used with three voices

High Voice- fun, happiness or brightness


Low Voice- mystery, terror, solemnity
Medium Voice- Narrative or introducing the characters and for giving explanation
Drama
Research reinforces the notions of a positive relationship between action-centered
experiences with drama and learning to read.
DRAMATIZATION OF LITERATURE HAVE MANY VALUES:
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encourage the interest in and motivation for reading.


expand vocabulary.
encourage the development of critical reading skills and comprehension.
encourage guided, extended reading.
encourage lifetime readers.

Reference: https://prezi.com/h4wsecbsc7ne/literary-appreciation-skills/

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Fables
Legends
Storytelling
Choral Reading
Drama in Classroom

Submitted by: Kimberly B. Atienza BEEd IIIA


Submitted to: Mia P. Espinosa, Ph.D.