magic_carpet.gifTraditonal tales with a digital twist

Motivating students and improving literacy using traditional tales, thinking tools, digital mechanisms and online resources.
An updated page can now be found at Traditional Tales.


This page of resources is to support a presentation of the same name given at Learning at School 2009 by Pauline McLeod, WaiLite ICT Cluster Co-ordinator and Linda McCullough and Vicki Stephens, National Library, School Library Advisers for Waikato BOP.

If you have any questions about or suggested additions to this page, please contact one of us at:
Pauline McLeod - Email: p.mcleod@xtra.co.nz
Linda McCullough - Email: linda.mccullough@natlib.govt.nz
Vicki Stephens - Email: vicki.stephens@natlib.govt.nz

PowerPoints relating to this presentation are posted at the bottom of this page.





"No other literature prepares children to meet the complexities of adult life."
~ Bruno Bettelheim
"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract positive thinking."
~ Albert Einstein

Collections of Traditional Tales

The Aesop for children, illustrated by Milo Winter.
From the International Children's Digital Library.

An introduction to fairy tale studies.
Part of the SurLaLune fairy tale pages, by H Heiner, Nashville, Tenn.
www.surlalunefairytales.com/introduction/index.html

Folklinks: Folk and Fairy-Tale Sites, by D. L. Ashliman.
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folklinks.html

The Grimm Brothers' children's and houshold tales (Grimms' fairy tales), by D. L. Ashliman.
www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimmtales.html

International Children's Digital Library.
Children's books from around the world, including New Zealand and the Pacific. Available to everyone.
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/

Tim Sheppard's Story Links.
A treasure house of stories of every kind, annotated and categorised for easy reference.
http://www.timsheppard.co.uk/story/storylinks.html

Traditional Literature Resources, by Kay E. Vandergrift, Professor Emerita, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies,
Rutgers University.
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/HistoryofChildLit/tradi.html

Classic Traditional Tales

Little Red Riding Hood
The Little Red Riding Hood project, University of Southern Mississippi.
A text and image archive containing sixteen English versions of the fairy tale.
http://www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/lrrh/lrrhhome.htm

Little Red Riding Hood and other stories, from the International Children's Digital Library.
Historical collection of twenty-nine popular fairy tales, illustrated by several different illustrators.

The story of grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood.
This website presents an interesting table comparison between The story of grandmother by A. Dundes (1989) and Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault (1697)
www.arts.ualberta.ca/mmorris/388/Comparison%201.htm

Tales similar to Little Red Riding Hood.
Part of the SurLaLune fairy tale pages, by H Heiner, Nashville, Tenn.
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/ridinghood/stories/golden.html

Cinderella
The Cinderella project, University of Southern Mississippi.
A text and image archive containing a dozen English versions of the fairy tale.
http://www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/cinderella/cinderella.html

Little Cinderella, 1858.
From the International Children's Digital Library.

Cinderella, the real story, by Yvonne Augustin
http://www.the-office.com/bedtime-story/cinderel.htm

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Jack and the Beanstalk project, University of Southern Mississippi.
A text and image archive containing several English versions of the fairy tale.
http://www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/jack/jackhome.html

Snow White
The Annotated Snow White & the Seven Dwarves.
Part of the SurLaLune fairy tale pages, by H Heiner, Nashville, Tenn.
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/sevendwarfs/index.html

Snow, Glass, Apples: The Story of Snow White, an article by Terri Windling.
http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/forsga.html

Snow White, A teachers resource by Kay E. Vandergrift.
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/snowwhite.html

Three Little Pigs
//The story of the three little pigs//, illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke, 1904.
Includes translations in various languages. From the International Children's Digital Library.


Instant Tales: Step-by-step

Formatted 'Pick-A-Path' stories allowing children to create and compare.

Fantastic Fairytales - written by New Zealand Children.
http://fantasticfairytales.wikispaces.com/
During March 2009 a number of schools across New Zealand will join together to share their creativity, their ideas and their writing around the topic of fairy tale characters. Their task, should they choose to accept it, is to develop new adventures for fairy tales (and other) characters in ways in which we learn new fascinating and interesting things about them and we put them in situations that were never part of the original tale.

Genre Range - Create your own Traditional Tales.
http://www.genrerange.co.uk/cws/tales.html


Storyplace: The Children’s Digital Library, by Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
http://www.storyplace.org/
The StoryPlace Elementary Library includes themed stories, print-out activities and reading lists.
http://www.storyplace.org/eel/other.asp

We Tell Stories - 'Fairy Tales' by Kevin Brooks.
http://wetellstories.co.uk/stories/week3/
In collaboration with alternate reality game designers Six to Start, Penguin UK challenged some of its top authors to create new forms of story - designed specially for the Internet. The six authors took classic novels as their starting point and reinterpreted them in a digital format.

Creation Tools

New creation tools/toys are being created everyday. Choose the tool that suits you best.

Animoto - Set your slides or video to music.

Blogger - Create your own Blog.
Example: Room10 @ Pt England School

Bubbleshare - Create slideshows and digital stories.
Example: Mr Smith's Class.

Flickr - Save, share and link to photos online.
Also from Flickr a fun photo tools page - Big Huge Labs

Graphic Organizers - An endless selection is available via the web for storyboarding and plot and character construction.
Examples: ThinkPort, Education Oasis

Image Resizer - Instantly resizes individual and multiple photos.

Photostory - A free download from Microsoft.

PowerPoint - Part of Microsoft Office.
Example: Myths, Folk Tales...

Scrapblog is an online scrapbooking tool that lets you ‘create stunning multimedia scrapbooks.
Example: The fairy princess cake caper

Wikispaces - create your own Wiki.
Wikispaces Teacher Account - create a free account with no advertising.
Example: Wally's Big Day by Room 20.
Example: Traditional Tales for Year 2C

Word Pictures
Example: Spell with flickr: Type in a word and this site will search flickr's photos, and create a montage of your letters.
Example: Wordle - Create your own word clouds like that used in Many Answers using your favourites links in Del.icio.usand tags and survey results.

Teaching Resources

Digital Storytelling - A list of resources.

English Online contains a number of resources including:
Cinderella, Fairy Tales, Fools and Tricksters in Literature
and Tales of the Grimm Brothers.
See also TKIand ARBs.

National Strategies Initiative, UK - Department for children, schools and families
Search results for Traditional Tales.

The story of grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood.
This website presents an interesting table comparison between The story of grandmother by A. Dundes (1989) and Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault (1697)
www.arts.ualberta.ca/mmorris/388/Comparison%201.htm

TeacherTube - Results for fairytales.

Techteachers - Digital storytelling resources.

Telling Stories: Using drama and multimedia with ESL students.

Readings

Anstey, Michele & Bull, Geoff. 2006, Teaching and learning multiliteracies: changing times, changing literacies. Curriculum Corporation.

Bang, Molly. 2000, Picture this: How pictures work. SeaStar Books, New York.

Barrs, Myra & Cork, Valerie. 2001, The Reader in the writer: The Links between the study of literature and writing development at Key Stage 2. Centre for Language in Primary Education.

Bettelheim, Bruno. 1976, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. Random House, New York. (reprinted 1997).

Braid, Christine. 2008, How do I look? Exploring visual images and the picture book. The Printery, Massey University, Palmerston North.

Francis, Teresa. 2002. //Once upon a time there were eight intelligences//: the enchantment of folktale, myth, and legend across the curriculum. National Library of New Zealand.

Francis, Teresa. May 2003. Once upon a time there were eight intelligences. Talespinner, No. 15, pp. 26-32.

Information Searcher. 2008, Digital Storytelling: Combining Literacy and Technology. vol. 15, no. 4.

Information Searcher. 2008, Literacy in the Digital Age: What does it mean. vol. 16, no. 4

King-Ansell, Anna. September 2007, Waving the magic wand: Making the reading-writing connection. Talespinner, No. 24, pp. 4-12.

La Marca, Susan & Macintyre, Pam. 2006, Knowing readers: Unlocking the pleasures of reading. School Library Association of Victoria, SLAV, Australia.

Ridley, Kate. 2007, Thinking skills in the early years: A literature review. Reprinted from Practical Research in Education, 36, 2006. Set: Research Information for Teachers. No. 1, pp. 12-14.

Rudiger, Hollis Margaret. 2005, //Graphic Novels 101: Reading lessons//. From CCBC page on Graphic Novels.

Sipe, Lawrence, R. September 1993, Using transformations of traditional stories: Making the reading-writing connection. The Reading Teacher, vol. 47, No. 1.

Sly, Cathy. 2008, The resonance of fairytales - sources and ectrapolations. Part 1: Tales across time. Scan, vol. 27 no. 3, August,
pp. 18-22.

Sly, Cathy. 2008, The resonance of fairytales - sources and ectrapolations. Part 2: Time for the tales. Scan, vol. 27 no. 4, November,
pp.28-31.

Thomas, Blanche. May 1998, Hansel and Gretel: Examining and comparing two illustrated folk tales: A unit plan for teachers.
Talespinner, No. 5, pp. 29-32.

Young, Terrell A. Bruchac, Joseph et al. May 2004, Folk literature: Preserving the storytellers' magic. The Reading Teacher, vol. 57, No. 8, pp. 782-792.

Presentation PowerPoints







Vicki Stephens PPT is not posted as it relates to images of the resources listed above. These I am updating regularly.