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Books and Resources About Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

From Unit Plan: Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales

 

Favorite Greek Myths by Mary Pope Osborne (Grades 1-5)
A handsome, distinctive volume of 12 ancient Greek stories made exciting and accessible for today's young readers.

Scholastic Book Guides: Favorite Greek Myths
(Grades 6-9)
Includes:

  • book summary and author information
  • vocabulary-builders
  • discussion questions
  • reproducible graphic organizers and writing activities
  • effective management ideas for whole class, small group, and independent instruction!

Teaching Genre: Myths and Legends: A Complete Unit That Helps Students Explore This Exciting Genre and Become Better Readers and Writers (Grades 4-8)
Encourage your students' love of reading and help them to gain a better understanding of myths and legends. Each unit comes with six copies of the student anthology, filled with several high-interest stories that increase in degree of difficulty, as well as a 48-page teaching guide - all contained in a reusable storage bag.

Greek Mythology Collection: 5 Books
(Grades 7-9)

  • The Adventures of Ulysses
  • The Greek Gods
  • Heroes and Monsters of Greek Myth
  • Top Ten Greek Legends
  • The Trojan War

Heroes and Monsters of Greek Myths by Dorothy Evslin, Bernard Evslin, Ned Hoopes, William Hunter (Illustrator) (Grades 6-Up)
A timeless collection of mythical adventures, including the exciting tales of Perseus, Theseus, Atlanta, and Pygmalion.

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent (Illustrator) (Grades PreK-1)
A Chinese folktale about a boy named Chang and his problems with a very long, rhyming name.

Golden Tales: Myths, Legends and Folktales from Latin America by Lulu Delacre (Grades 1-3)
Welcome to the rich and colorful lands of Latin America, before and after the days of Columbus. Myths, legends, and folktales celebrate the thirteen Latin American countries, including the West Indies, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, as well as four native cultures. Each culture is represented in glorious artwork that makes this a treasury for all ages.

Folk Tale Plays From Around the World That Kids Will Love!: 8 Short Read-Aloud Plays With Engaging Activities That Build Reading Skills, Add Spark to Social Studies Lessons, and Explore Diverse Cultures by Marci Appelbaum, Jeff Catanese (Grades 3-5)
High-interest plays that explore culture and get kids into the act of reading!

Easy-to-Read Folktale Plays to Teach Conflict Resolution: 10 Reproducible Plays From Around the World With Engaging Activities That Help Kids Build the Skills They Need to Prevent and Resolve Conflicts by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck (Grades 2-3)
These short plays based on classic tales such as the Frog King, the Ugly Duckling, and the Lion and the Mouse emphasize ways of preventing and resolving conflicts.

Teaching Genre: Tall Tales: A Complete Unit That Helps Students Explore This Exciting Genre and Become Better Readers and Writers
(Grades 4-8)
Encourage your students' love of reading and help them to gain a better understanding of tall tales. Each unit comes with six copies of the student anthology, filled with several high-interest stories that increase in degree of difficulty, as well as a 48-page teaching guide.

Multicultural Folk Tales Collection: 15 Books
(Grades K-3)

Set Includes

  • Anansi the Spider: A Tale From the Ashanti
  • Borreguita and the Coyote
  • Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
  • Flossie and the Fox
  • The Hunterman and the Crocodile
  • The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
  • Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China
  • Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
  • Sam and the Tigers
  • So Say the Little Monkeys
  • The Three Little Javelinas
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
  • The Woman Who Outshone the Sun

Folk Tales Collection: 20 Books
(Grades K-3)

Set Includes

  • Anansi the Spider: A Tale From the Ashanti
  • The Blind Men and the Elephant
  • Borreguita and the Coyote
  • Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
  • City Mouse, Country Mouse
  • Flossie and the Fox
  • The Frog Prince
  • John Henry
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet
  • The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
  • The Magic Fish
  • Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
  • The Mitten
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
  • Paul Bunyan
  • The Seven Chinese Brothers
  • The Talking Eggs
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Favorite Fairy Tales Video Collection
(Grades K-4)
This enchanting video adaptation of award-winning, outstanding children's literature will help to make books come alive for every child, no matter their learning style. This classroom collection includes:

  • Chicken Little
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

A comprehensive activity guide with exciting ways to enhance early language and literacy skills.

Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper and Other Zany Fractured Fairy Tale Plays: 5 Funny Plays with Related Writing Activities and Graphic Organizers That Motivate Kids to Explore Plot, Characters, and Setting by J. M. Wolf (Grades 3-5)
What happens when Cinderella wears shoes she's made from recycled materials to the ball? Tap into students' sense of humor with five lively plays that take the plots, characters, and settings of traditional fairy tales and turn them on their heads!

12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays: Humorous Takes on Favorite Tales That Boost Reading Skills, Build Fluency & Keep Your Class Chuckling With Lots of Read-Aloud Fun! by Justin McCory Martin (Grades 2-4)
Students will have oodles of fun building essential reading skills with rib-tickling versions of beloved fairy tales turned into read-aloud plays! Even your most reluctant readers won't be able to resist these hilarious twists on their favorite tales.

Fairy Tales Collection: 10 Books
(Grades K-3)

Set Includes

  • The Bremen-town Musicians
  • Cinderella Penguin
  • Emperor Penguin's New Clothes
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Little Red Hen
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Sleepless Beauty
  • The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Friendship Tree

Principal's New Clothes by Stephanie Calmenson, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) (Grades K-3)
In this updated version of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, a school principal is tricked into wearing just his underwear to school. A twist on the traditional ending complements this modern-day story.

Stimulate Background Knowledge with these related Web Sites:

Electronic Text Center: Aesop's Fables
Read the text of over 300 of Aesop's fables.

6 Chinese Folk and Fairy Tales
Read the story of the Four Dragons or the Superior Pet. Six stories are supplemented with some teacher materials and suggestions.

Lucas Learning: Make-A-Hero
Pick a gender, background, and outfit in order to make your mythical hero. Print it out and use it as a story starter for your myth, folktale or fairy tale.

African-American Almanac: Folktales 
Read dozens of African and African American folktales.

American Folklore: State Folktales
Read a folktale from your state or read historical and ethnic folklore

Native American Folklore
Read dozens of stories from Native American cultures.

Gods, Heroes and Myth
Read different myths from around the world from Greek and Roman to Native American myths. Includes some crossword puzzles and other games.

Mythweb
Devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology, this site has an encyclopedia of gods, illustrated stories of heroes, and connections with today's world.

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