Short StoriesSneaky Tricks And Whopping Lies
Sneaky Tricks &Whopping Lies Ordinary lies and Whopping LiesWhats the difference?Ordinary lies are falsehoods that serve oneself or harm othersWhopping Lies- extreme statements that most people recognize as humorously intended. Mean tricks vs. practical jokesMean tricks hurt someone elsePractical jokes are harmless tricks that even the victim views as funny
Sneaky Tricks & Whopping LiesWhat is a Motif?A character, event, image, or theme that appears in the literature of many culturesExample of a MotifTrickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or animal who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior.
IronyDefinition: the difference between what someone does or says in relation to what is understood about what is done or said Three types of IronyDramaticSituationalVerbal
Dramatic IronyDefinition: The audience knows something that the characters do notExample: Mulanhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSS5dEeMX64
Situational IronyDefinition: contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens. Example: Friday Night Lightshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rIq_g2Pwo&feature=related
Verbal IronyDefinition: Sarcasm, What is said is the opposite of what is meantExample:Mean Girlshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmSBrmgdKts
Folk TaleNo known authorPassed down from one generation to the next by word of mouth.
Example of a Folk TaleHoosiersAn IndianaTall Taleretold by S. E. Schlosser
There's an ongoing debate here in the great state of Indiana over the origins of the word "Hoosiers". My Granddad, he falls into the first camp, and me, I fall into the second. My Granddad says Indiana folk are called Hoosiers because folks in Indiana are so curious they are always popping here and there, poking their heads into every door they see, and calling "Who's here?". Me, I think we are called Hoosiers because of the hushers. That's what they used to call the town bully, because he could hush his opponent. Since we Indiana folk are so big and strong, we get called "hushers" or "hooshers" as our neighbors in Louisiana like to say. I don't know if we will ever reconcile the two sides to each other. But anyhow, Indiana folk are called Hoosiers, right enough. And we're proud of it, too!
Class ActivityRead Brer Rabbit and Brer Lion- Page 466 Discussion & Fill out Short Story ChartContinue Short Story Groups from Friday
MythDefinition: Oldest stories, explain something about the world typically involving gods or supernatural forces
Class ActivityRead Coyote Steals the Sun and Moon- Page 462Groups 1 Discussion with Me2 Create your own animal story3 Comparison4 Worksheet
Tall TaleDefinition: Exaggerated, far-fetched story that is obviously untrue but is told as though it should be believed
Exaggeration to make something seem more than what it actually is
Class ActivityRead Paul Bunyan- Page 507Class ActivityWrite an exaggerated tale about your last birthdayAfter you write, you will illustrate an exaggeration that we read about Paul Bunyan.
LegendDefinition: Story of extraordinary deeds that is handed down from one generation to the next, based to some extent on fact
Writing ActivityWho do you think this person is? What kind of profession do you think this person had? What type of activities do you think he enjoyed? Make guesses about what this person was like.
Writing Activity #2Who do you think this person is? What kind of profession do you think this person had? What type of activities do you think he enjoyed? Make guesses about what this person was like.
Class ActivityRead Davy is Born- Page 521Discussion and Story Chart
FableDefinition: Type of Folk Tale using talking animal characters to teach practical lessons about life or a moral.Example: The Tortoise and the Hare Animals teach the moral through their actions in the storyMoral of the story: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Class ActivityRead Brer Possums Dilemma- Page 452