• Types of Folklore

    Introduction to Folklore - requirements are on the last slide; read the criteria for each type of folklore.

    Examples of Folklore

    Fables - Tortoise and the Hare, Aesop's Fables, Animal Farm, Gulliver's Travels, and others

    Fairy Tales - Cinderella, Snow White, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, The Ugly Duckling, etc

    Legends - King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Big Foot, Loch Ness Monster, Fountain of Youth, Gravity Hill etc.

    Myths - Greek myths with gods like Aphrodite, Zeus, Hercules, Odysseus; Norse myths with Odin and Loki; Egyptian myths with Isis, Osirus, etc.

    Tall Tales - Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Calamity Jane, Wild West, George Washington and the Cherry Tree, etc.

    Urban Legends - Bloody Mary, The Liver Heist, Vanishig Hitchiker, The Babysitter, Spider Bite, and others

    Template Outline for Each Type of Folklore


    Fairy Tale



    Tall Tale

    Urban Legend 

    Folklore Peer Critique

    Classwork Schedule

    Week of April 27th

    Monday – Finish self-reflection and submit

    Tuesday – Work on revision of short story draft based on your peer review and own notes

    Wednesday – Submit Revised Short Story by 11:59pm

    Thursday – Read the powerpoint on the different types of Folklore above;  Select a type of folklore you’d like to write, brainstorm ideas and submit your idea in the outline template for your specific type of folklore

    Friday – Same as Thursday; Select a type of folklore, brainstorm ideas and submit your idea in the outline template for your specific type of folklore

    Week of May 4th

    Monday – work on folklore draft

    Tuesday – work on folklore draft

    Wednesday – work on folklore draft

    Thursday – work on folklore draft

    Friday – Submit folklore draft by midnight

    Week of May 11th 

    Monday -DRAFTS DUE BY 11:59PM

    Tuesday - Peer Conference folklore Draft

    Wednesday - Peer Conference folklore Draft - due 11:59PM

    Thursday - Revise and edit draft based on peer feedback

    Friday - Revise and edit draft based on peer feedback 


    Monday – review feedback and revise draft

    Tuesday - Submit Final Folklore

    Wednesday – Horror Quizzes – Paragraph Discussion

    Thursday – Introduction to Horror power point

    Friday – Two sentence Horror story – selection and original