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Trickster Tales

 

There are several elements that a Trickster Tale must have:

  • A clever animal or person who plays a trick on other characters.
  • One of the characters has a problem to solve.
  • The trickster has one or two main characteristics, such as greediness or boastfulness.
  • The language sounds as if someone were telling the tale out loud.
  • The plot moves fast and the ending comes quickly.
  • There is a moral or lesson to learn.

We will be reading 3 Trickster Tales: "Hungry Spider," "Rabbit Races with Turtle," and "Aunt Fox and the Fried Fish".

Review the stories below:

 To read more Trickster Tales.

To read Anansi Trickster Tales.

Genre: Trickster Tale

A Trickster Tales is a story in which one character tricks another and that teaches a moral or lesson.

Story Skill: Story Elements/Plot

Story elements are the parts of the story through which a story is told.  These elements include characters, setting, a problem, events leading up to the solution to the problem, and the solution.

The plot is what happens in a story.  It is the action and the events in the story from the beginning to the end.  In the beginning of the story you usually find out who's in it, what's going on, what problem the character has, and where the story takes place.  In the middle of the story the character faces the problem and tries to solve it.  Most plots have a climax, or turning point.  This is where the problem is about to be solved.  The endings of most stories tell you how the problem is solved.

 To practice story elements and plot.

 To practice making inferences about setting.

 To practice describing solutions to problems.

 To practice identifying the plot of "Jack and the Beanstalk"

 To practice story elements.

Spelling List

Trickster Tales – this week we are learning r blends.  Dr, br, and tr are three common r blends.

drum

tree

dragon

drain

dress

bread

train

trip

tractor

broom

drip

travel

bridge

truck

brick

brilliant

 

 

 






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