Different Types of Stories


ELAR-Grade-5 Literary Genres Different Types of Stories
Students begin by identifying kinds of stories that they like. Then, they learn the definitions of five genres of children’s stories. Next, they read the Ottawa myth of Onaiazo the Skywalker, followed by the British legend of Saint George and the Dragon, and they distinguish the two genres. Finally, they work in small groups to investigate and report on legends from various cultures.

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Overview

In this experience, students begin by identifying kinds of stories that they like. Then, they learn the definitions of five genres of children’s stories. Next, they read the Ottawa myth of Onaiazo the Skywalker, followed by the British legend of Saint George and the Dragon, and they distinguish the two genres. Finally, they work in small groups to investigate and report on legends from various cultures.

Students will collaborate in small groups in scene 5.

Objectives

  • Identify characteristics of folktales, fables, and tall tales.
  • Identify characteristics of legends and myths.

Duration

Two class periods.

Vocabulary Words Used in “Onaiazo the Sky Walker”

  • denied: said that something wasn’t true
  • splendid: very grand or beautiful
  • considered: thought of
  • confused: very uncertain about what is happening
  • suspicious: feeling that someone or something is bad

Vocabulary Words Used in “Saint George and the Dragon”

  • included: made part of something
  • sacrificed: given up


There are many different kinds of stories. Some are told aloud, and some are written down. Some are about real life. Others are about monsters or creatures from outer space or elves or superheroes or gods and goddesses. Some are about animals who talk! In this experience, you’ll learn to identify some of the main types of stories.

Objectives

  • Identify characteristics of folktales, fables, and tall tales.
  • Identify characteristics of legends and myths.


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What kinds of stories do you like best? List your favorite types of stories. To write more than one, separate them with a comma, like this: newspaper, magazine.

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Briefly discuss the word cloud. Ask students to say why they like specific kinds of stories. Give students a chance to mention additional types of stories if they know any. Introduce genre words such as legend or myth as opportunities arise.

Use this opportunity to have ELL students express their opinions. They can discuss a favorite story, even if they read it in their native language.


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