Hi! It’s Wednesday, May 22, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (Note: As always, parental supervision required to determine suitability of content.)
This website provides a free archive of American folktales, myths, legends, fairy tales, superstitions, weatherlore and other stories. You can read them online or print them to use offline – and you can listen to some of them via podcast.
When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and some featured stories. You can click on the featured links or use the menu at the top of the home page that includes:
*Tall Tales – Meet Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Brer Rabbit, and more.
*Myths & Legends – Enjoy stories about folk heroes such as Bigfoot Wallace, Davy Crockett, Casey Jones and more. *Ghost Stories – A selection of stories about things that go bump in the night.
*Urban Legends – Incredible stories with bits of plausibility that spread quickly through a society.
*Folk Tales – Stories or legends passed down from one generation to another in the oral tradition.
*Fables & Fairy Tales – A wide variety of stories – some will be very familiar, some not-so-much.
*Campfire Stories – Stories and songs that include tales for the littlest campfire kids to scary stories that will give teens and adults goosebumps.
*Children’s Stories – Enjoy whimsical children’s bedtime stories, American folk songs, and nursery rhymes.
*Animal Stories – Fun fables starring cats, dogs, crows, chickens, hummingbirds, bears, coyotes, sea serpents – and even Sasquatch aka Bigfoot.
You’ll also find Canadian, Mexican, African-American, Latin-American, Asian-American, European-American, and Native American folklore.
If you click on “Teacher Resources” located near the bottom of the vertical menu on the left side of the home page, you’ll find links to folktale-themed lessons. Some of them are free, some require a fee. Unfortunately, not all of the links were working when I tested them. Don’t let that deter you from exploring the stories archived at the site. :)