Lesson Plan

Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories

Help your second graders hone their comparing and contrasting skills with this reading lesson using The Rough Face Girl by Rafe Martin. This version on the Cinderella story is a Common Core recommended text.
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Learning Objectives

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


(15 minutes)
Vocabulary NotebookTier 2 Vocabulary WordsCharacter Comparison
  • 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.