Children's literacy

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This week focuses on the oral traditions of children's literature. Folktales, myths, and fables from around the world have been looked at in an historical and cultural context. For this assignment explore the moral purpose of fables and folktales you have read.

Select one of the following options to complete the assignment.

Option A

Write a 350- to 700-word paper that includes the following:

  • An explanation of the moral purpose and the strategies used by the author to teach that moral purpose in one fable and one fairytale, respectively
  • A discussion of the historical and cultural significance of two substantial myths or legends from among the readings for Week 3

Use at least two academic sources to help you explicate the history and cultural significance of your chosen texts.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Note: Students who are enrolled in the BA in English program may be required to use MLA formatting.

Submit your assignment.

Option B

Write a 350- to 700-word paper that includes the following:

  • A fable or fairytale written by you that has a moral purpose or teaches a moral lesson
  • A reflection that compares your fable or fairytale to those you read this week
  • A discussion of the historical and cultural significance of two substantial myths or legends from among the readings for Week 3

Use at least two academic sources to help you explicate the history and cultural significance of your chosen texts.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Note: Students who are enrolled in the BA in English program may be required to use MLA formatting.

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