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Cinderella Stories

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!

Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grades 2&3

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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