Cinderella Around the World

$240 for 8 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning 

 

Assignments

Students will be creating their own Cinderella story based on a culture of their choosing. The stories will be included in the Such A Tale! Anthology. Students may be given the opportunity to have their Cinderella stories published as children's books. 

 

Subjects

Writing, Reading, Geography

 

Ages

7 - 10 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Cinderella

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will create Cinderella characters based on their own culture. 

Students will understand the prewriting, writing and publishing process.

Students will analyze the stepsisters point of view of the story.

Students will identify the different story elements in the Disney version of Cinderella.

Students will learn the terms culture, customs and traditions.

Students will understand how culture, customs and traditions affect how a character behaves.

HOMEWORK

Create Cinderella (the character) from your own culture and present your character to the class in the next session.

Session 2: Cinderella in the United States

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will locate the Western states and the Appalachian Mountains on a United States map.

Students will compare and contrast the cultures of the wild west and Appalachians.

Students will analyze story elements found in "Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella" by Susan Lowell and "Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella" by Alan Schroeder.

Students will identify how the setting in the Disney version, Cindy Ellen and Smoky Mountain Rose affect the character and storyline.

Students will understand how culture, customs and traditions affect how a character behaves.

HOMEWORK

Choose a culture for your Cinderella story and create the characters (Cinderella, prince, stepmother, stepsisters, fairy godmother) for your story.  

Session 3: Cinderella in Ancient Egypt

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their story's culture and their characters to the class. 

Students will recognize Ancient Egyptian landmarks.

Students will understand what life was like in Ancient Egypt. 

Students will understand every story has a beginning, middle and end. 

Students will analyze the beginning, middle and end of "The Egyptian Cinderella" by Shirley Climo

Students will answer a writing prompt by constructing their own scene with a Cinderella in Ancient Egypt.

HOMEWORK

Create a slipper, ball and magical elements for your story based on the cultural setting you have chosen. Be prepared to share your items with the class next time.  

 

Session 4: Cinderella in Mexico

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present the items they have created for their story to the class. 

Students will identify different areas of Mexico and color the Mexican Flag.

Students will discover different forms of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico.

Students will analyze the beginning, middle and end of "Adelita" by Tomie de Paola.

Students will construct a story mountain for their Cinderella story.  

HOMEWORK

Finish your story mountain and be ready to present your story mountain to the class next time.

Session 5: Cinderella in China

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their story mountains to the class.

Students will identify different areas of China, Chinese landmarks and color the Chinese Flag

Students will analyze the beginning, middle and end of "Yeh-Shen" by Ai-Ling Louie.

Students will understand the writing process and use it to create their story. 

Students will write the first draft of their story.

HOMEWORK

Write the first draft of your story.

Session 6: Cinderella in France

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify different facts about France, different French towns, French landmarks and color the French Flag

Students will analyze the beginning, middle and end of "Cinderella" by Marcia Brown.

Students will learn how to proofread.

Students will proofread paragraphs and offer suggestions to improve the author's writing.

Students will offer suggestions on how to change something in the French Cinderella story to make it more modern.

The class will write a modern Cinderella story.

Students will understand the writing process and use it to create their story. 

Students will proofread their story and write their second draft.

HOMEWORK

Proofread your story. Bring your story to class next week.

Session 7: Cinderella in Native America

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify the location of major tribal groups on the United States map. 

Students will understand the different types of houses Native Americans used to live in.

Students will learn who the Huron where, their way of life, their location and the type of house they lived in. 

Students will analyze the beginning, middle and end of "The Rough-Faced Girl" by Rafe Martin and David Shannon.

Students will practice adding supporting details to an author's writing to make the writing more interesting. 

HOMEWORK

Students will add more details to their story and write their second draft.

Session 8: My Cinderella 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand the writing and publishing process. 

Students will turn in their stories so they can be edited by a professional editor at Marfa House and included in the Such a Tale! anthology. 

Students and parents will understand what a publishing contract is and what it means to sign one. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Parents please be in this class session as I will go over the publishing option to have your student's story turned into a children's book. 

HOMEWORK

Students will add more details to their story and write their second draft.

Cinderella

Around theWorld

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