Fables, Folktales, and Myths


This lesson plan is designed to teach students the difference between these three types of stories. It will explore the characteristics of each type, and students will learn how to identify them.

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What’s the difference between a folktale, a fable, and a myth? Students will find out in this lesson plan that teaches the traits of each. They’ll listen to several stories and identify which category they belong to. Then, they’ll write their own story using some of the features they learned. Why not give your students the opportunity to step into the shoes of a master storyteller? With this lesson plan, they definitely can!

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4th Grade


Language Arts

State Educational Standards

LB.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.5, LB.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2, LB.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2