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Cinderella Stories From Around the World
Lesson Objective
The student will be introduced to the fairy tale genre and learn about comparing and contrasting stories. This lesson can
be divided into 10 separate lessons that run 15-20 minutes each.
Background Information for Teacher
Collect Cinderella stories (See the list of the suggested stories below). Understand what makes a fairy tale.
Student Prior Knowledge
One Compare / Contrast chart for each Cinderella storybook.
Several Cinderella story books from different cultures and time periods (below we have provided links to a variety
of stories you can use for your lesson. These books can also be found at your local library).
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition by Nina Jaffe
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story by Rebecca Hickox
Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn
The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story by Penny Pollock
The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Fair, Brown & Trembling : An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly
Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn

Estrellita de oro / Little Gold Star: A Cinderella Cuento by Joe Hayes
Sootface by Robert D. San Souci
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci
The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewell Reinhart Coburn
Raisel's Riddle by Erica Silverman
Smoky Mountain Rose by Alan Schroeder
The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story by Judy Sierra
The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
The Golden Slipper: A Vietnamese Legend by Darrell H. Y. Lum
Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale by Robert D. San Souci
Baba Yaghttps and Vasilisa the Brave by Marianna Mayer
Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. De LA Paz
Chinye: A West African Folk Tale by Obi Onyefulu

Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Tell the student, we are going to be learning about comparing and contrasting.
Ask the student to define the word compare, and contrast. Allow the student time to respond. Make any necessary
Tell the student you will be reading a couple different versions of the Cinderella Stories from different parts of the world
and comparing, and contrasting them.
Provide the student with a comparison chart for each version of Cinderella stories that you are going to read.
Read a different Cinderella story each day. You can read as many stories as you would like (you can use any of the links
we have provided above, or your own paperback books).
As you read each story, have the student complete the comparison charts.
Discussion: orally compare and contrast the stories.
For extra practice, have the student help you in completing the Venn Diagram to show the similarities and differences.
Use the information written down by the student on the charts.
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheets needed to complete the lesson
Venn Diagram
Step 4: Review: Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can
demonstrate understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Contrasting words (online) game