Sunday, May 20, 2012

comparing genres

Divisions 4 and 5 are writing "fractured" fairy tales in their classrooms. Fractured fairy tales are a genre of literature utilizing traditional fairy tale elements but with a "twist". Examples include Snow White in New York, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Frog Prince Continued.

Last week in the library, both classes brainstormed traditional elements of a fairy tale such as royal characters, magic and settings such as castles and forests. We then read the pacific northwest aboriginal story called The Storm Boy and discussed the elements of some of the aboriginal stories the students were familiar with.

The students were able to identify themes such as transformation and journeys as well as the importance of animals in aboriginal stories. The students also noted the importance of the stories to convey cultural knowledge which reflects the oral tradition of aboriginal cultures.

~Ms Novakowski

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