ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English 10: Folktale
"The Maiden Wiser Than the Tsar"
In today's class, we will discuss our traditional
After our discussion, we will
read the folktale, "The Maiden Wiser Than the Tsar," as retold by Idries
What are some well known
folktales (For example: Little Red Riding Hood or Cinderella) from your
culture and country? Share the titles of two or three stories together.
What kinds of stories do
folktales tell? Tell your group what happens in one folktale you know
well (For example: A boy shepherd cries "wolf"! He is just playing a
game. When a real "wolf" comes, he cries, but no one will come to help
Are some of your group's
folktales similar? Discuss how the stories are similar and how
Write a short folktale similar
to "The Maiden Wiser Than the Tsar," but make your story a modern one,
with modern settings and characters. You may shorten the number of tasks
your character must perform.
Bring your first draft to share
in next week's class, October 2, 2002.
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