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Children's Literature- Chapter 7: Modern Fantasy
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Name the type of fantasy which contains anthropomorphism and is often found in very young children's stories.
Explain the value of fantasy for children (3).
1. stimulates students to look at life and problems in new ways 2. develop more open-minded attitudes that enable them to understand others' points of view 3. stretches the imagination and encourages dreams 4. stimulates creative thinking and problem-solving
Name the type of fantasy which draws on traditional literary qualities.
literary fairy tales
Name the type of fantasy where plausible events are depicted that are logical extrapolations from science.
Name the type of fantasy which includes magical objects, characters, or events that appear in a realistic world, creating suspense and intrigue in the story.
Name the type of fantasy that is complex, philosophical, and focuses on themes such as the conflict between good and evil.
Name the type of fantasy where magic moves the story to the past, or the future.
Discuss the characteristics of the literary element of plot in a fantasy.
is credible, consistent, allows for the suspension of disbelief, often begins in reality and gradually goes into fantasy world
Discuss the characteristics of the literary element of character in a fantasy.
complex, well-rounded, dynamic
Discuss the characteristics of the literary element of setting in a fantasy.
setting is detailed
Discus the characteristics of the literary element of theme in a fantasy.
good vs. evil
List four questions that you should ask yourself when selecting fantasy for children.
1. Does it tell a good story? 2. What are the elements of fantasy and how does this compare? 3. How is this story different from the real world? 4. How does the author make the story believable. 5. Is the theme good vs evil? What other themes are included?
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