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Different Lands, Similar Stories Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
A read-aloud anthology highlights how one story differs depending on where it comes from. Scholars listen carefully to familiar and new stories, participate in discussions, and complete word work practice. Extensions for each lesson...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kings and Queens Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
A royal read-aloud anthology offers a look inside the life of kings and queens. Songs and stories showcase royal characteristics and story elements and boost reading comprehension skills. Discussions highlight the difference between...
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PPT
All-in-One High School

Elements of Plot

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Cinderella wants to go to the ball and marry the prince. At the end of the story, she does! But how does the plot move from the exposition to the resolution? Teach language arts learners and fairy tale fans about the basics of plot...
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Compare and Contrast Versions of a Story

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Compare and contrast reading passages with the ever favorite story of Cinderella. The versions in focus include an Italian version and a Native American story followed by three questions designed to share similarities and differences, as...
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Curated OER

The Rumpelstiltskin Story

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why didn't Rapunzel's hair stop growing?  Why did it take the fairy godmother so long to intervene in Cinderella's affairs? Young writers consider unanswered questions like these and compose news articles investigating the true story...
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Curated OER

A Fairy Tale By Any Other Name

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Many classic tales, like "Cinderella," can be found worldwide. Bacis events are similar, but each retelling is molded by the culture in which it exists. Present your class with several version of tale (links provided) and have them...
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Curated OER

Scumbelina

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This cute and new imagining of the old tale of Cinderella comes complete with a beginning, middle, and end, audio, and comprehension questions. Learners will read along as you progress through each slide, then answer several questions at...
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Curated OER

Searching for Stars

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Positive character traits in literature are explored in this character development and literacy instructional activity. Learners listen to Cinderella by Charles Perrault and Little Gold Star by Robert D. San Souci, followed by a...
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Cinderella Around the World

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare and contrast different versions of the fairy tale of "Cinderella" around the World. They find the difference and similarities of the different versions that exist of Cinderella fairy tales.
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Curated OER

Cinderella Folk Tales: Variations in Plot and Setting

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine plot and setting of Cinderella, and how it changes as it is translated into different cultures, discuss universal literary elements of the Cinderella story, and write narratives with original settings and plots...
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The ABC's of the Three Little Pigs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Writers use varied sentence patterns. They listen to the story of Cinderella rewritten so that each sentence starts with the next letter of the alphabet. They create their own version of The Three Little Pigs using the same concept.
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Comprehension Test on Ever After

For Students 8th - 11th
If you are studying fairy tales in your class and watch Ever After as part of your curriculum, you might consider this comprehension test as a way to assess learners. Test-takers answer 25 questions about the film, time period, and the...
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Curated OER

Cinderella in Africa

For Teachers K - 3rd
Explore African folk tales! After reading the African folk tale "Mufaro's Beautiful daughters" and the American version of "Cinderella," youngsters list differences and similarities between the two. Draw a T-chart on the board, and hold...
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Curated OER

Storytelling Traditions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars demonstrate an evaluation of how the culture of a time period influences storytelling narratives by comparing Adeline's story to the plot summary of Cinderella and Anne Sexton's poem Cinderella. They write a poem which...
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Curated OER

One Story, Many Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast Cinderella stories. In this folktale lesson, students discuss the attributes of the genre and then read and research different cultural versions of the tale. Learners present their findings to their classmates.
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Curated OER

Searching for Cinderella

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners take a closer look at Cinderella stories. In this literature lesson, students discuss the attributes of Cinderella stories from around the world and conduct research to find where the "Aschenputtel" story originated. Learners...
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Cinderella Trilogy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students look at three different versions of the Cinderella story. In this comparative literature lesson, students read the Chinese version "Yeh-Shen", the Egyptian version "Rhodopis," and the Native American version "The Hidden One" of...
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Curated OER

Globe Trotting Cinderella

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the fairy tale genre of literature. In this Cinderella lesson, students read fairy tales and discuss their attributes and cultural background. Students examine and write their own fractured fairy tales.
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Curated OER

One Story, Many Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compare and contrast various versions of the fairytale Cinderella. In this folktale lesson, students read The Korean Cinderella and The Egyptian Cinderella and analyze the differences between the two stories. Young...
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Dramatizing Tam's Slipper

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate the Japanese version of the Cinderella tale. In this fairy tale lesson, students read Tam's Slipper and construct a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the tale with the American version.
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Cinderella Project

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the importance of Cinderella's shoe in the Cinderella story. In this giving lesson, students use Cinderella as the basis to set-up a "shoe drive" for children in need. Students contribute to a class story to encourage...
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Cinderella Is A Fella

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify the universal theme in the Cinderella story. In this fairy tale instructional activity, 2nd graders develop their vocabularies as they read a variation of Cinderella.
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LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research Cinderella stories from different cultures. They explore how words, like opera, can tell a story. Students identify the unique cultural elements of various versions of the Cinderella story. identify aspects of Students...
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LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella)

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate different cultures' versions of the Cinderella tale in comparison to the Rossini opera synopsis. They experience dramatizing a Cinderella tale and study about the group and individual process required for theatrical...