Cinderellas Around the World A Common Core Book Study

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1 Cinderellas Around the World A Common Core Book Study This book study includes activities and printables which focus on the fairytale genre. Included in this study are activities related to the traditional version of Cinderella (found in the 2 nd Grade Open Court Reader) and activities comparing the original version with those from China, Africa, and Korea. Created By: April Gilbert 2013

2 Activities This book study includes the following activities: 1. Fairytale genre anchor charts 2. Vocabulary cards for word wall (words taken from Cinderella by Fabio Coen.) 3. Cinderella I Have! Who Has? cards 4. Cinderella story elements graphic organizer 5. Cinderella sequencing cut/paste with answer sheet 6. Cinderella Inside and Out character analysis graphic organizer 7. The Prince character analysis graphic organizer 8. Changing Over Time An activity to show characters change in a story 9. Cinderella comprehension questions 10. Fairytales graphic organizer 11. Cinderella vs. The Korean Cinderella cut/paste Venn diagram 12. The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo comprehension questions 13. Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe story elements flipbook 14. Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters comprehension questions 15. Characteristics of Fairytales graphic organizer 16. Opinion writing: My Favorite Cinderella Story prewriting organizer 17. Opinion Writing stationary 18. Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie comprehension questions 19. Hereafter Heroes performance task with student/teacher checklist 20, Cinderella story comprehension scoot

3 Cinderella

4 Fairytales Fairytales include a good character, an evil character, magic, royalty, a problem, and a solution. They usually include events that happen in patterns of 3s, 6s, or 7s.

5 Characters In fairytales, there is usually a good character and an evil one.

6 Setting The setting of a fairytale is usually far, far away in a castle, forest, or village.

7 Plot Fairytales contain a problem and a solution. It is usually good versus evil and involves the use of magic.

8 Patterns Fairytales sometimes contain objects or events that happen in patterns of 3, 6, or 7.

9 Standards Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate an understanding of key details. Describe how characters respond to major events and challenges. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.

10 Questions 1. What are the elements of a literary text? 2. How do the characters react to the events that happen in the story? 3. What strategies can I use to help me understand the text? 4. How can I compare different versions of the same story?

11 Vocabulary from the original Cinderella found in the Open Court 2 nd grade text. patient cinders stepmother

12 cellar coachman mustache midnight

13 Cinderella I Have! Who Has? Cards START I have. Cinderella I have.. wicked Who has the main character of this story? I have.. two Who has a word that describes Cinderella s stepmother? I have.. kind Who has a word that tells how many stepsisters Cinderella had? I have.. sad Who has a word that tells what kind of person Cinderella was? Who has a word that tells how Cinderella felt when she couldn t go to the ball? Who has a word that tells who helped Cinderella?

14 I have.. Fairy Godmother I have.. carriage I have.. seven Who has a word that tells what the pumpkin was turned into? Who has a word that tells how many rodents were in the story? Who has a word that tells what Cinderella always had to dress in? I have.. rags I have.. King and Queen I have.. magic wand Who has a word that tells who gave the ball? Who has what the Fairy Godmother used to change the pumpkin and mice? Who has a word that tells what the Fairy Godmother changed a large rat into? I have.. a coachman I have.. diamonds I have.. silver Who has a word that tells what Cinderella s gown was covered in? Who has a word that tells what color Cinderella s gown was? Who has a word that tells what Cinderella wore on her feet?

15 I have.. glass slippers I have.. midnight I have.. palace Who has a word that tells what time Cinderella had to leave the ball? Who has a word that tells where the ball took place? Who has a word that tells what the prince found when he ran after Cinderella? I have.. one glass slipper I have.. a page I have.. love Who has a word that tells who the prince sent to find Cinderella? Who has a word that describes how the prince felt about Cinderella? Who has a word that tells what kind of feet the stepsisters had? I have.. big I have.. perfectly I have.. Happily Ever After Who has a word that tells how the slipper fit Cinderella? Who has a phrase that tells how Cinderella lived after the prince found her? The End!

16 Cinderella Good Characters Evil Characters Setting Magical Parts Problem Solution

17 Cinderella and Her Fella Read the details from the story Cinderella on the attached page. Cut and paste the events on the timeline below in the order they happened. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

18 Cinderella and her Fella Timeline Read the events below. Cut and paste them on the timeline in the order they happened. Cinderella s Fairy Godmother turned 6 mice into prancing horses for the carriage. Cinderella lost one of her glass slippers when she left the ball in a hurry. Cinderella and the prince were married and lived happily ever after. The prince fell in love with Cinderella and searched for the girl who left the glass slipper. Cinderella was mistreated and had to make beautiful gowns for her mean stepsisters. The Fairy Godmother warned Cinderella that the magic would end when the clock struck twelve. Cinderella and her Fella Timeline Read the events below. Cut and paste them on the timeline in the order they happened. Cinderella s Fairy Godmother turned 6 mice into prancing horses for the carriage. Cinderella lost one of her glass slippers when she left the ball in a hurry. Cinderella and the prince were married and lived happily ever after. The prince fell in love with Cinderella and searched for the girl who left the glass slipper. Cinderella was mistreated and had to make beautiful gowns for her mean stepsisters. The Fairy Godmother warned Cinderella that the magic would end when the clock struck twelve.

19 Cinderella and Her Fella Read the details from the story Cinderella on the attached page. Cut and paste the events on the timeline below in the order they happened. Cinderella was mistreated and had to make beautiful gowns for her mean stepsisters. The Fairy Godmother warned Cinderella that the magic would end when the clock struck twelve. The prince fell in love with Cinderella and searched for the girl who left the glass slipper. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Cinderella s Fairy Godmother turned 6 mice into prancing horses for the carriage. Cinderella lost one of her glass slippers when she left the ball in a hurry. Cinderella and the prince were married and lived happily ever after.

20 On the Inside On the Outside Before the magic.. Before the magic.. After the magic.. Name After the magic..

21 I am.. I live.. When the girl from the ball ran away I felt To find my true love from the ball I When the slipper fit I felt We will live happily ever after because

22 Changing over Time! When the slipper fit At the beginning of the story.. After her Fairy Godmother used her magic..

23 Changing over Time! At the beginning of the story.. When the slipper fit.. After her Fairy Godmother used her magic..

24 Name Cinderella Date 1. How did Cinderella s stepmother mistreat her? 2. How did Cinderella feel about not being able to go to the ball? 3. Who appeared to help Cinderella? 4. What did the Fairy Godmother warn Cinderella before she left for the ball? 5. What caused Cinderella to run from the ball? 6. How did Cinderella treat her stepmother and stepsisters after she married the prince? Draw a picture to show what Cinderella looked like. Before the ball. After she married the prince.

25 Cinderella Name Date 1. How did Cinderella s stepmother mistreat her? Her stepmother made her work all day long, light the fire, prepare the meals, wash the dishes, clean the house, and make gowns for her sisters. 2. How did Cinderella feel about not being able to go to the ball? Cinderella was so sad that she started crying. 3. Who appeared to help Cinderella? Her Fairy Godmother appeared and asked her what was wrong. 4. What did the Fairy Godmother warn Cinderella before she left for the ball? She warned her to leave the ball before midnight, or the coach would change back to a pumpkin and her clothes to rags. 5. What caused Cinderella to run from the ball? She ran because the clock was striking midnight. 6. How did Cinderella treat her stepmother and stepsisters after she married the prince? Cinderella was kind, and she forgave them. Draw a picture to show what Cinderella looked like. Before the ball. After she married the prince.

26 Fairytales Fairytale Good Characters Evil Characters Setting Magical Parts Problem Solution

27 Cinderella How is the Korean Cinderella similar to our traditional Cinderella? How is she different?

28 Comparing Cinderellas My Fairy Godmother used magic to send me to a ball. Magical animals helped me do all of my chores. I was named after a pear tree that my father planted. My Godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach. I got married and lived happily ever after. I ran from my true love, but he found me. Read each detail. Paste it in the correct place on the Venn diagram. Something magical happened to me that made my life better. I went to the village festival and saw the chief magistrate. At midnight, the magic ended, and I had to run home. I was mistreated by my stepmother and stepsister. I got my name because I often sat too close to the fire. When I ran from my true love, I left my sandal behind. When I ran from the ball, I lost my glass slipper. I had to weed the rice paddies before I went to the festival. I was a kind and beautiful girl. My Fairy Godmother used magic to send me to a ball. I was named after a pear tree that my father planted. I got married and lived happily ever after. Comparing Cinderellas Magical animals helped me do all of my chores. My Godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach. I ran from my true love, but he found me. Read each detail. Paste it in the correct place on the Venn diagram. Something magical happened to me that made my life better. I went to the village festival and saw the chief magistrate. At midnight, the magic ended, and I had to run home. I was mistreated by my stepmother and stepsister. I got my name because I often sat too close to the fire. When I ran from my true love, I left my sandal behind. When I ran from the ball, I lost my glass slipper. I had to weed the rice paddies before I went to the festival. I was a kind and beautiful girl.

29 Cinderella How is the Korean Cinderella similar to our traditional Cinderella? How is she different? My Fairy Godmother used magic to send me to a ball. I was named after a pear tree that my father planted. My Godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach. I got married and lived happily ever after. Magical animals helped me do all of my chores. At midnight, the magic ended, and I had to run home. I got my name because I often sat too close to the fire. When I ran from the ball, I lost my glass slipper. Something magical happened to me that made my life better. I ran from my true love, but he found me. I was mistreated by my stepmother and stepsister. I was a kind and beautiful girl. I went to the village festival and saw the chief magistrate. When I ran from my true love, I left my sandal behind. I had to weed the rice paddies before I went to the festival.

30 The Korean Cinderella Who are the main characters in this story? What did Pear Blossom s stepmother tell her would happen to her if she didn t fill the water jug? What caused Pear Blossom to run from the Chief Magistrate? Which animal helped Pear Blossom weed the rice paddies? What did she leave behind when she ran? What happens at the end of the story?

31 The Korean Cinderella Who are the main characters in this story? Pear Blossom, the Chief Magistrate, Omoni, Peony, the animals What did Pear Blossom s stepmother tell her would happen to her if she didn t fill the water jug? She told her she would get tied up and taken to the market. What caused Pear Blossom to run from the Chief Magistrate? She thought he had yelled at her, and she was afraid. Which animal helped Pear Blossom weed the rice paddies? A huge black ox What did she leave behind when she ran? Her sandal What happens at the end of the story? Pear Blossom marries the chief magistrate and has a courtyard full of pear trees.

32 Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters Good Characters Evil Characters Setting Name Magical Parts Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters is an African version of Cinderella. Problem Fold this paper and cut along the dotted lines. Under each flap, describe each element of the story. Solution

33 Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters Name Date 1. What does Manyara say about Nyasha s kindness? 2. Why did people think Nyasha s crops were better than everyone else s? 3. How did Nyasha treat the snake in her garden? 4. Why was Mufaro sending his daughters into the city? 5. How did Manyara treat the old woman who tried to give her advice? 6. How did the king already know Nyasha? 7. Who was Nyasha s servant once she became queen?

34 Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters Name Date 1. What does Manyara say about Nyasha s kindness? Manyara said Nyasha s kindness was a weakness. 2. Why did people think Nyasha s crops were better than everyone else s? People thought her crops were the best because she sang to the crops as she worked. 3. How did Nyasha treat the snake in her garden? Nyasha was kind to the snake and treated it like a friend. 4. Why was Mufaro sending his daughters into the city? He sent them into the city because the king wanted to choose a wife from the most beautiful girls in the land. 5. How did Manyara treat the old woman who tried to give her advice? Manyara was rude and unkind to the old woman. 6. How did the king already know Nyasha? He already knew her because he had been the boy, the snake, and the old woman Nyasha had been kind to. 7. Who was Nyasha s servant once she became queen? Manyara was Nyasha s servant once she became queen.

35 Characteristics of Fairytales Title Illustration Good Character Evil Character Patterns of 3 or 7 Magic Happy Ending Cinderella

36 My Favorite Cinderella Story Title of Story Author: This story was about I like this story because Topic Sentence Conclusion Sentence

37 Cinderella

38 Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story from China 1. Who was the only friend Yeh-Shen had? 2. What did Yeh-Shen s stepmother do when she found out about the fish? 3. What did the old man tell Yeh-Shen to do when she was in need? 4. What happened when Yeh-Shen told the fish bones she wanted to go to the festival? 5. What caused Yeh-Shen to run from the festival? 6. Why was the King of T o Han interested in the slipper? 7. How did the King find out who the slipper belonged to?

39 Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story from China 1. Who was the only friend Yeh-Shen had? Her only friend was a fish she had caught and raised. 2. What did Yeh-Shen s stepmother do when she found out about the fish?? She tricked the fish into coming on to the bank, and then she killed him. 3. What did the old man tell Yeh-Shen to do when she was in need? He told her to kneel before the fish bones and let them know her heart s desire. 4. What happened when Yeh-Shen told the fish bones she wanted to go to the festival? She found herself in a beautiful gown and slippers. 5. What caused Yeh-Shen to run from the festival? She became afraid when her stepsister recognized her. 6. Why was the King of T o Han interested in the slipper? He was interested because the slipper didn t make a noise when it touched stone. 7. How did the King find out who the slipper belonged to? He had his men set a trap to see who would take the slipper. Yeh- Shen went to get the slipper because she wanted the fish spirit to speak to her again. When she was caught the King realized the slipper belonged to her.

40 Hereafter Heroes A Common Core Performance Task Directions: Compare the hero from Cinderella to the hero in The Korean Cinderella. Read the details from the attached page. Cut and paste them on the correct place on the Venn diagram. Interpret the Venn diagram by answering the questions. Check your performance task by using the checklist below. Then, have a partner check your work. Checklist Me Peer Teacher 1. The student found 6 details that could only be true about the hero from Cinderella. 2. The student found 5 details that could only be true about the hero from The Korean Cinderella. 3. The student found 4 details that could be true about the hero from both Cinderella stories. 4. The student answered the questions related to the Venn diagram. 5. The student wrote neatly and attempted to spell correctly. Teacher s Comments

41 Comparing Heroes I lived in Korea. I was a prince. I searched for the girl who lost a sandal. I rescued a kind maiden from an evil stepmother. I met a kind maiden at the royal ball. I lived in a royal palace in England. Read each detail. Paste it in the correct place on the Venn diagram. I danced with a beautiful maiden at the ball. I met a kind maiden at the village festival. The girl I fell in love with ran away at the stroke of midnight. I was a Chief Magistrate. I searched for my true love after she ran away from me. I yelled and frightened the maiden, and she ran away. I found a shoe that belonged to my true love. I searched for the girl who lost a glass slipper. I am a very important person. Comparing Heroes I lived in Korea. I was a prince. I searched for the girl who lost a sandal. I rescued a kind maiden from an evil stepmother. I met a kind maiden at the royal ball. I lived in a royal palace in England. Read each detail. Paste it in the correct place on the Venn diagram. I danced with a beautiful maiden at the ball. I met a kind maiden at the village festival. The girl I fell in love with ran away at the stroke of midnight. I was a Chief Magistrate. I searched for my true love after she ran away from me. I yelled and frightened the maiden, and she ran away. I found a shoe that belonged to my true love. I searched for the girl who lost a glass slipper. I am a very important person.

42 Hereafter Heroes How is the hero from The Korean Cinderella story similar to the hero from our traditional Cinderella story? How is he different?

43 Hereafter Heroes How is the hero from The Korean Cinderella story similar to the hero from our traditional Cinderella story? How is he different? I was a prince. I lived in Korea. I danced with a beautiful maiden at the ball. I rescued a kind maiden from an evil stepmother. I met a kind maiden at the village festival. I met a kind maiden at the royal ball. The girl I fell in love with ran away at the stroke of midnight. I lived in a royal palace in England. I searched for my true love after she ran away from me. I found a shoe that belonged to my true love. I am a very important person. I searched for the girl who lost a sandal. I yelled and frightened the maiden, and she ran away. I searched for the girl who lost a glass slipper. I was a Chief Magistrate.

44 Hereafter Heroes Questions Name Date 1. In which story did the hero frighten the maiden away? 2. What was the hero in Cinderella called? 3. In which story did the hero search for the girl who lost a glass slipper? 4. Give 2 details that are true about the heroes from both stories. 5. Give an example of something that could only be true about the hero from The Korean Cinderella. 6. Give an example of something that could only be true about the hero from Cinderella.

45 Hereafter Heroes Answer Name Date 1. In which story did the hero frighten the maiden away? The hero frightened the maiden away in The Korean Cinderella. 2. What was the hero in Cinderella called? The hero in Cinderella was a prince. 3. In which story did the hero search for the girl who lost a glass slipper? In Cinderella the hero searched for a girl who lost a glass slipper. 4. Give 2 details that are true about the heroes from both stories. Answers may vary. 5. Give an example of something that could only be true about the hero from The Korean Cinderella. Answers may vary. 6. Give an example of something that could only be true about the hero from Cinderella. Answers may vary.

46 Cinderella Comprehension Scoot Directions 1. Print, cut, and laminate the game cards on cardstock. 2. Give each student a copy of the answer sheet. 3. Place the cards around the room. Allow students to choose a starting point and have them rotate in order as you give the signal. Or Give students a certain amount of time to find each card and record the correct answer.

47 1. What genre of literature is the story Cinderella? A. a poem B. a literary text C. a fairytale 2. Which word below does NOT describe Cinderella? A. cruel B. kind C. patient 3. Why did the stepmother call the main character Cinderella? A. It was her mother s name. B. She hoped the girl would be a princess. C. She often sat too close to the fire.

48 4. What word below describes the stepmother? A. kind B. caring C. cruel 5. What is something Cinderella had to do each day? A. clean the house B. pick flowers C. make herself beautiful gowns 6. Which word below describes Cinderella s stepsisters? A. pretty B. sweet C. ugly

49 7. What did Cinderella have to dress in at the beginning of the story? A. rags B. fancy gowns C. beautiful dresses 8. Who threw the ball? A. the prince and princess B. the king and queen C. Cinderella 9. What is a ball? A. a place where people buy clothes B. a show where actors perform on stage C. a big party where people dance

50 10. How did Cinderella feel when she couldn t go to the ball? A. happy B. sad C. joyful 11. Who appeared to help Cinderella? A. a magical mouse B. her Fairy Godmother C. the prince 12. What did the Fairy Godmother turn the pumpkin into? A. a beautiful carriage B. a coachman C. a glass slipper

51 13. How many rodents did the Fairy Godmother change with her magic? A. 6 B. 7 C What did the Fairy Godmother use to turn Cinderella s rags into a beautiful gown? A. her magic wand B. her magic fairy dust C. her finger 15. What was Cinderella s beautiful gown covered in? A. pearls B. rubies C. diamonds

52 16. What did Cinderella wear on her feet to the ball? A. sandals B. glass slippers C. shiny boots 17. What time did the Fairy Godmother tell Cinderella she must leave the ball? A. when the clock struck twelve B. when the clock struck six C. when she was finished dancing 18. Why didn t Cinderella leave before midnight? A. She didn t believe the Fairy Godmother. B. She didn t care if her gown changed to rags. C. She was having so much fun that she forgot.

53 19. What did Cinderella lose when she left the ball in a hurry? A. the magic wand B. a glass slipper C. a diamond from her dress 20. Why did the prince want to find Cinderella? A. He had fallen in love with her. B. He thought she had stolen the slipper. C. He wanted her to meet his friends. 21. How did the story end? A. Cinderella ran away from her stepmother. B. The prince sent her stepmother to jail. C. Cinderella and the prince were married.

54 Cinderella Story Scoot Read each question and choose the correct answer. Write the letter of the correct answer in each box below Name

55 Cinderella Answers Read each question and choose the correct answer. Write the letter of the correct answer in each box below. 1. B 2. A 3. C 4. C 5. A 6. C 7. A 8. B 9. C 10. B 11. B 12. A 13. B 14. A 15. C 16. B 17. A 18. C 19. B 20. A 21. C Name

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