Harmon, 2012). This theme is usually form by using one main character, a simple setting, and plot (Martinez, Harmon, 2012). Traditional literature’s history is endless and these books/ stories
have been passed down from generation to generation. Often times these stories are told orally and passed down through word of mouth, these usually consist of myths and other various forms of folklore. These stories been told by a variety of ethnicities as far back mid-18 th century as a way of trying to teach adolescences life lessons and cultural history (Armistead, 2011). These life lessons would fall under the literary term of theme, also these stories consist of main characters and is usually told in third person. Fantasy uses the cloaks of invisibility and other magical tools, dragons, gnomes and guardian spirits, werewolves and vampires to entice its readers (Leppalahti, 2018). When selecting books that fall under these genres for my class I will first evaluate each student’s reading level as well as their individual interest. I also want to make ensure that the books I am providing meet the curriculum and state requirements. I want my students to enjoy reading while also gaining academic knowledge. Themes Courage Children’s Literature: Picture Books Title: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López Summary: Angelina is a student that is nervous about fitting in with her peers this school year. She overcomes her fears and learns to speak up for what she believes in. Children’s Literature: Traditional Literature Title: The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen Summary: This is about a duckling that was born different than his brothers
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