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Historical Context for Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/HistoryofChildLit/index.html
The history of childhood – lots of links and sites for historical and Victorian studies on childhood. http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/HistoryofChildLit/childhood.html


Dictionary of Symbolism

http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/symbolismproject/symbolism.html/


Identification of themes & types of literature within the realm of children’s picture book genre



http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/Culture/index.html http://www.americanfolklore.net/index.html http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/index.html
http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/childrens-stories/
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/ebooksindex.html
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/introduction/links.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=world+folktales&hl=en&safe=strict&sa=X&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&tbs=ww:1&prmd=ivns Google Wonder Wheel folklore page & links


Tools for Character Creation && idea generation

Character trading cards: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/trading_cards/
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/
http://home.comcast.net/~garbl/writing/concise.htm
http://www.thestorystarter.com/
http://www.behindthename.com/



Graphic Organizer for Psychological Character Profile

Character:

Factor
Evidence
Quote That Best
Exemplifies This Factor
Symbol Used To
Portray This Factor