Happily Ever After: Sharing Folk Literature With Elementary and Middle School StudentsISBN: 0872075109;
Book DescriptionAnansi, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, and the Three Little Pigs are just a few of the beloved characters whose stories have been shared for generations. Their adventures, rooted in the oral storytelling tradition, have been recorded as folk literature in every corner of the world. Because folk literature represents a large portion of the trade books published for children and young adults, elementary and middle school teachers and librarians need a resource to help them understand anduse this genre with students. Happily Ever After: Sharing Folk Literature With Elementary and Middle School Students defines folk literature and provides ideas for teaching it, making it not only a practical resource for classroom teachers and librariansbut also an appropriate textbook for teacher education courses. The book is divided into four sections. Section one provides an overview of traditional literature. Section two examines the subgenres of folk literature, helping...
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