Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales

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Through grand conversation and help from a graphic organizer, scholars compare and contrast the classic tale of Cinderella and the story of Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson. After becoming familiar with both stories, the class completes a Venn diagram using compare and contrast key words then independently summarize their findings in paragraph form.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Give pupils a blank Venn diagram to follow along with the classroom graphic organizer, or make copies of the completed sheet for easy reference 
  • Extend the solar panel discussion, combine or follow the lesson with a science unit on solar energy 
  • Find a third version of Cinderella to add to the compare and contrast process 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the book or movie of Cinderella as well as the book Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson 
  • Designed for second graders, but can also benefit learners in third or fourth grade 

  • Follows an I do, we do, you do routine 
  • Identifies vocabulary terms in tiers 
  • Easy organization and detailed directions make for easy implementation  

  • Does not include a blank copy of the Venn diagram 
Common Core