Multicultural Fairytales and Folktales (for K-2)

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I love ALL children’s literature…but I have to admit that one of my favorite units to teach is fairytales and folktales! (SHH! Don’t tell the other genres! 😉)

When we teach fairytales and folktales, we want to use stories from a variety of cultures. In some stories, they may see their own culture reflected. In other stories, they get a “window” to learn about different cultures.

So in this post, I’ve created a big list of great options for multicultural fairytales and folktales. The list is separated out into “Kindergarten” and “1st & 2nd grade.”

Fairytales and folktales is a fun unit teach! We can use this unit to select texts from different cultures from around the world. This post has a variety of text suggestions from different cultures.
Photo credits: tonkid, Shutterstock

Kindergarten Texts

First and Second Grade Texts

Fairytales and folktales is a fun unit teach! We can use this unit to select texts from different cultures from around the world. This post has a variety of text suggestions from different cultures.
Photo credits: Monkey Business Images, Shutterstock

Need more materials for teaching fairytales and folktales?

For complete flexible shared reading detailed lesson plans, visuals, graphic organizers and much more, check out my Flexible Shared Reading bundles for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade!

Happy teaching!

Alison

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Kristen D.
3 months ago

I love reading “Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Multicultural Cinderella” by Paul Fleischman. It weaves together the story of Cinderella as told by different cultures all over the world.

Dimbrooke
1 month ago

Would love to learn how to read in a very interesting,interactive and lively way to make them understand and learn with enthusiasm through listening.

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Hi there! Here’s a blog I wrote on the benefits of a readaloud. So many great things come from it (and you’ll find your own voice in doing so!!)

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