<ul><li>Did you know that there are Cinderella stories from all around the world?
We are going to do a unit on comparing and contrasting Cinderella stories.
You will learn about different countries and cultures through a very familiar story.</li></li></ul><li>Disney’s Cinderella <br />The one we are most familiar with<br />Key Topics:<br /><ul><li>Father dies
Prince finds her and they live Happily Ever After!</li></li></ul><li>We will be reading these Cinderella stories as a class<br />
As a class, we will dissect each story and discuss their similarities and differences.<br />We will learn about the countries where these stories take place and how the culture plays a role in the story.<br />You will then do your own <br />Cinderella report which will <br />have 2 parts: an essay and a <br />poster <br />
Assignment<br />You will read another Cinderella story of your choosing. You can find a list of books here: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-List-Cinderella-Stories/lm/R3G6U4MVR68GD5<br />Write an essay discussing the plot of story and then choose one of the stories we read in class to compare and contrast. Follow the worksheet provided to help you with your writing process.<br />Do some research on the country that your Cinderella story takes place.<br />Make a poster illustrating that country. Include on your poster things about the culture, traditions, food, clothing, and anything else that is interesting. Try to incorporate how the Cinderella story you read fits into the what you learned about the country. <br />
Language Arts Standards<br />Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text <br />3.2 Comprehend basic plots of classic fairy tales, myths, folktales, legends, and fables from around the world. <br />3.3 Determine what characters are like by what they say or do and by how the author or illustrator portrays them.<br />Listening and Speaking<br />1.8 Clarify and enhance oral presentations through the use of appropriate props (e.g., objects, pictures, charts).<br />