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What is a folktale? (Answer with a few words)

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What is a folktale? (Answer with a few words)
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Folktales are stories shared to teach a lesson or explain a culture. When reading a folktale, think about the theme or moral of the story. Using inference, you can determine the theme or moral even without being told directly.
Exploring Folktales
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Folktales: Stories usually passed down orally from generation to generation, often featuring characters, plots, and settings from the culture of the teller. Theme: The central message or insight into life that a story conveys, often a universal truth or lesson. Inference: A conclusion drawn from evidence and reasoning, rather than from explicit statements in a text.
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The longest folktale ever recorded is the Mahabharata, an ancient Indian epic poem which is about 8 times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined! Folktales and legends often contain hidden messages and lessons that can be inferred from the story. Folktales can be found all around the world, each with its own unique culture and history!
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What was your story about?
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What are some predictions you can make that could happen next in your story?
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What are folktales?
  • News articles
  • Traditional stories passed down through generations
  • Scientific textbooks
  • Modern fictional stories
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What is the main theme of most folktales?
  • Romance and love
  • Morals and life lessons
  • Science and technology
  • Adventure and exploration
10. Open question
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What was the theme of Hungbu and Nolbu?

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