May 2, 2022 | Rebekah Lowe
Second graders have been listening to read alouds of different Cinderella stories. In second grade, one of the hopes is for students to be able to compare text on a similar topic. For our class, we are reading many Cinderella stories.
We started off with the classic tale of the story with the fairy godmother, the prince, the pumpkin turning into a carriage, and the glass slipper.
However, after hearing this story, we read so far four other takes on the Cinderella story.
There is one story that has stepbrothers involved in the tale, another that has a loafer instead of a glass slipper, another that takes place in Egypt, and another that had trousers missing instead of a glass slipper.
Here are some of the books we read:
At first, students in the class seemed skeptical about hearing a story about a princess. But after hearing and seeing the variety of takes on this classic tale, the class has been enjoying the stories.
What we will do next is compare 2 different stories: we will write about what was similar and different.
Take a look at our chart to see how we compared the stories as a class so far.
Ask your child about some of the stories!