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Behind the Scenes With Cinderella

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Behind the Scenes With Cinderella

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Approximately seven 45- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Carol L. Butterfield

Ellensburg, Washington


International Literacy Association


Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library



Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.


Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 4

Jacob Grimm, one of the Brothers Grimm, was born today.

Students compare different versions of the fairy tale Cinderella and then rewrite a lesser-known Grimm story and explain the changes they made.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 28

Author of Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt, was born in 1932.

Students research the concept of immortality from beliefs around the world and compose a short story, myth, or poem that addresses immortality.


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Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Happily Ever After: Sharing Folk Literature With Elementary and Middle School Students

This unique text provides background about folk literature and how to use this rich genre in your classroom.


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