Characteristics of Fairy Tales By Sonya Newton

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Characteristics of Fairy Tales
By Sonya Newton
Definition of Fairy Tales
• Fairy tale means “fanciful tale”.
• It is story that has been passed down
from generation to generation. Usually
it is passed down orally.
• These stories are meant for children.
Definition of Fairy Tales
• Fairy tales exist in all different cultures.
• A legendary deed takes place in which
an act is performed by a hero.
• Contemporary fairy tales are moral or
ethical stories. Lessons are taught and
learned.
Characteristics of Fairy Tales:
Characters
Usually fairy tales have imaginary animals
or people. For example dragons, elves,
gnomes, trolls, giants, and witches.
The characters are fanciful creatures who
are involved in extraordinary adventures.
Characteristics of Fairy Tales:
Setting
The setting of a fairy tale is identified
as an undefined time and place. It
typically takes place in an “unknown”
environment that does not necessarily
exist.
Characteristics of Fairy Tales:
Key Traits
It is a magical story that cannot be
real. Typically magic is involved
throughout the story whether it is a
magic beanstalk or a frog that turns
into a prince. Therefore, a
transformation takes place
throughout the story.
Famous Examples of Fairy Tales . . .
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Aladdin
Cinderella
Little Red Riding Hood
3 Little Pigs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Goldilocks
Rumplestiltskin
Beauty and the Beast
Now test your knowledge
of fairy tales . . .
Fairy Tale Quiz
Fairy tale means . . .
“favorite stories”
“fanciful stories”
“fake stories”
“flavorful stories”
Fairy Tale Quiz
The following is an example of a
character in a fairy tale . . .
dragons
witches
giants
all of the above
Fairy Tale Quiz
_______________ is/are involved in
almost all fairy tales.
lessons
children
magic
castles
Fairy Tale Quiz
Fairy tale settings are identified as . . .
present time and
place
undefined time
and place
past time and
place
a real time and
place
Fairy Tale Quiz
One characteristic that makes the beast in the story
“Beauty and the Beast” a fairy tale character is . . .
he is a hero
he is in love with
a girl
he is mean
his
transformation
Fairy Tale Quiz
One character that makes the story “Jack and the
Beanstalk” a fairy tale is . . .
Jack
the giant
chicken
Jack’s mother
Fairy Tale Quiz
Which is not an example of a fairy tale story is . . .
“Humpty
Dumpty”
“Little Red Riding
Hood”
“Cinderella”
“Rumplestiltskin”
Fairy Tale Quiz
Fairy tales were originally meant for . . .
children and
adults
children
adults
animals
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. . .And they lived
happily ever after.
The End!