Comparing and Contrasting Using Cinderella's Rat
Students compare and contrast two different versions of Cinderella. They use a Venn diagram to make comparisons and make predictions about a story.
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Compare and Contrast (3)
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2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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