Reflection: Story Elements Introduction Part 2 - Section 3: Independent Work


I chose to use six versions of Cinderella for two reasons.  One, I wanted to expose my students to as many texts as possible.  It is very interesting how many students want to check out the versions their table didn't get after this lesson is over.

Two, having so many cultures represented allows for discussion of how each culture or author changed the story to fit the way of life and what is important to each area of the world which creates the "interaction" common core link I am building toward.

I teach in Appalachia and am always amazed at how the students react to Smoky Mountain Rose.  Oddly the one about their own culture isn't usually a favorite.  They find the other cultures more interesting.

  Why Six Cinderella's?
  Why Six Cinderella's?
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Story Elements Introduction Part 2

Unit 2: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
Lesson 3 of 12

Objective: SWBAT apply knowledge of the connectedness of plot and story elements to a new version of Cinderella.

Big Idea: WARNING: culture shock ahead!

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