Read these classic tales with your students. They are inventive, ironic, moralistic, and useful for the study of literary time periods.
Literary Time Periods
Overview of the Romantic Period
Storytelling Interest Grabber
Now each group adds to the story they were given (write for five minutes or add three sentences). Ask the originating group keep their painting. After each group has added to the stories, ask the originating groups to read the stories out loud. Display all of the paintings for the whole class to see, and have the class guess which painting was the inspiration for each story.
- Introduction/Exposition: Setting (time and place) and main characters are introduced.
- Rising action: Main problems are introduced.
- Climax: The main problem occurs.
- Falling action: Repercussions for problems occur.
- Resolution/Denouement: Problems are resolved.