Our English project is underway.
We are learning about what makes some piece of writing a folktale, or a different kind of traditional literature–such as myths, fables, fairy tales, legends, tall tales, and more.
Each student will become an expert on one tale. Students will identify motifs and the theme. They will summarize and retell orally. Then they will write their own version. Finally, they will prepare a final version and present it to a class of younger children.
Work on the project must be done at school, but students are free to work at home as they read and view many versions of their tale.