Lesson Plan:

Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories

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August 7, 2015
by Sarah Marten

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to compare and contrast two versions of the Cinderella story.

Lesson

Introduction (15 minutes)

  • Explain to students that they will be listening to a Cinderella story called The Rough-Face Girl.
  • Have students recall key elements of the traditional Cinderella story and record them on the board or projector.
  • To introduce tier 2 vocabulary, explain to the students that they will be using a vocabulary notebook to learn important words from the story before they listen to the text.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (20 minutes)

  • Display The Rough-Face Girl Vocabulary Notebook document on an overhead or projector.
  • Explain to the students that they will fill out this notebook sheet so that they can understand the vocabulary in the book they will be listening to shortly.
  • Read and model the Word, Definition, My Picture, and My Sentence columns of the notebook.
  • Model the next word using the tier 2 vocabulary document.
  • Explain to the students that they will be filling out the remainder of the notebook and display the tier 2 vocabulary document for the class to use. Have the students complete the "My Picture" and "My Sentence" columns on their own.
  • Walk the room and monitor student work and help as needed.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Read The Rough-Face Girl aloud.
  • Pause and discuss vocabulary words from the Vocabulary Notebook while reading.
  • Arrange the students into pairs.
  • Have the students think-pair-share to discuss how The Rough-Face Girl and the traditional Cinderella story are alike and different.
  • Walk the room and monitor conversations.

Independent Working Time (15 minutes)

  • Hand out a copy of the Character Comparison document to each student.
  • In pairs, have the students complete the document by writing at least 2 items in each section of the Venn Diagram.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Have advanced students write 3 or more items in each Venn Diagram section.
  • Support: Pair struggling students with a peer mentor.

Review

Assessment

  • Informal assessment is the graded Character Comparison documents.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Have a representative from each pair of students present a written item from their Venn Diagram.
  • Have each student present a different item until all of the items from the students' Venn Diagrams have been presented.

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