For this assignment, you will select five folktales (one from each of the five categories) and two fables to evaluate, seven (7) stories total, and then answer a set of questions. There are 14 questions included, each worth approximately 7 points.
You are encouraged (as always) to use actual hard copies of the books. However, for your convenience, you may use the options provided in the unit.
• First, select (5) folktales to evaluate – one from each of the following categories:
o Cumulative o Pourquoi o Beast Tale o Wonder Tale o Realistic Tale
• Next, review Aesop’s Fables provided in the unit and select two (2) fables to evaluate.
• Then, in the assignment link in Blackboard, answer the following questions using complete sentences for each folktale you chose:
o Provide the name of the folktale and category, author, country of origin, and a brief description of the story.
o Describe the morals and cultural values of the folktale.
Answer the following questions using complete sentences for each fable you chose: o Provide the name and a brief description of the fable. o Using your own words, describe the moral of the fable.
• Use your own words and include the in-text citation for any resources you may use when answering some of these questions.
CHS203 – Children’s Literature and Language Arts
Unit 4 Assignment: Folktales and Fables
o For example, if you are citing your textbook, use the in-text citation: (Kiefer & Tyson, 2019) and the reference: Kiefer, B. Z., Tyson, C. A., Parsons Barger, B., Patrick, L. & Reilly-Sanders, E. (2019). Charlotte Huck’s children’s literature: A brief guide (3rd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
• Be sure to use appropriate paragraph breaks and keep your writing free from spelling and grammatical errors.
Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.
Assignment Question Rubric
Each question of the assignment will be graded using the following criteria:
CRITERIA Deficient Needs Improvement Satisfactory Proficient
(0% – 59%) (60% – 79%) (80% – 89%) (90% – 100%)
Subject matter is minimally addressed. Opinions are offered, but arguments lack scholarly backing.
Subject matter is adequately addressed. Arguments are partially supported by scholarly research.
Subject matter is fairly well addressed. Arguments are supported by scholarly research but could be further elaborated with specific details.
Subject matter is thoroughly addressed. Arguments are well elaborated and fully supported by scholarly research and specific examples.
Structure and Flow (40%)
Flow is poor. Paragraphing is inappropriate. Transitions are minimal or absent. Significant redundancy is evident.
Flow is adequate. Paragraphs may be too long or too short. Transitions are minimal, and redundancy is evident.
Flow is good. Paragraphing is mostly appropriate. Transitions are present, and redundancies are minimal.
Flow is excellent. Paragraphing is clear, and transitions are smooth and consistent. Inappropriate redundancies are absent.
Clear and Professional Writing and APA Format (20%)
Errors impede professional presentation; writing and formatting guidelines are not followed.
Numerous errors exist that interfere with a professional presentation.
Writing and formatting guidelines are being followed but have a few errors that do not impede professional presentation.
Writing and formatting guidelines are being followed and are clear and professional. APA compliant with no to minimal errors when applicable.