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    Education Standards

    A Cinderella Story (Grade 2)

    A Cinderella Story (Grade 2)

    Overview

    2nd grade Students will be integrating social studies cultural awareness with cultural stories of Cinderella. Students will listen to the Charles Perrault version of Cinderella and identify the main characters, plot and conflict. They will read another version and identify similarities and differences of the two stories. They will create Venn diagrams to look at similarities and differences of their own school cultures and then use Venn diagrams to look at similarities and differences of Cinderella stories. With this information, they will create their own Cinderella story.

    Summary

    2nd grade Students will be integrating social studies cultural awareness with cultural stories of Cinderella. Students will listen to the Charles Perrault version of Cinderella and identify the main characters, plot and conflict. They will read another version and identify similarities and differences of the two stories. They will create Venn diagrams to look at similarities and differences of their own school cultures and then use Venn diagrams to look at similarities and differences of Cinderella stories. With this information, they will create their own Cinderella story.

    Materials

    • Cinderella books
    • Large chart paper
    • Projector (to show books)
    • Markers
    • Worksheet to get family information from home

    Background for Teachers

    Resources for Cinderella Stories

    Student Prior Knowledge

    Students will need to know key terms: character, plot, conflict

    Students will need to know about their family history (origin, traditions, language, family structure)

    Students will need to know key terms: compare and contrast

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    • Students will identify cultures that are in their class.
    • Students will compare and contrast how those cultures are the same and different from their own family and home. Identify language, food, and traditions that are the same or different.
    • Students will use a graphic organizer to identify similar cultural characteristics.
    • Students will identify the key elements of a Cinderella story (characters, plot, conflict).
    • Students will find corresponding elements from other Cinderella stories from other cultures (China, South Africa, Canada).
    • Students will use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast those key elements.
    • Students will create a story that reflects one of the cultures they have identified in their class.

    Instructional Procedures

    • Students will identify cultures that are in their class.
    • Students will compare and contrast how those cultures are the same and different from their own family and home. Identify language, food, and traditions that are the same or different.
    • Students will use a graphic organizer to identify similar cultural characteristics.
    • Students will identify the key elements of a Cinderella story (characters, plot, conflict).
    • Students will find corresponding elements from other Cinderella stories from other cultures (China, South Africa, Canada).
    • Students will use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast those key elements.
    • Students will create a story that reflects one of the cultures they have identified in their class.

    Assessment Plan

    Teacher assess students' Cinderella stories according to writing rubric.

    Bibliography

    Cinderella. A Story by Charles Perrault. Retold by Joy Cowley. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story Louie, Ai-Lin. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Steptoe, John.