Introduce or review concept of fairy tales and folktales
Folktales are a short story that comes from the oral tradition. They often have to do with everyday life and frequently feature everyday people getting the best of someone.
Fairy Tales are a subgenre of folk tales and have some element of magic and good over evil.
Review the traditional story of Cinderella. I will explain that we are going to compare and contrast the stories of Cinderella and The Rough Faced Girl (and/or Dinorella by Pamela Duncan Edwards). I will read aloud the first half ofThe Rough Faced Girl by Rafe Martin (and/or Dinorella by Pamela Duncan Edwards) and begin comparing and contrasting the two versions using a Venn diagram. I will write one sentence comparing the two Cinderella’s using a “compare” key word. For example, “Both Cinderella and The Rough Faced Girl (and/or Dinorella by Pamela Duncan Edwards) worked for their stepmother and stepsisters.”
Ask: How did I compare and contrast two fairy tales? Students should respond that you read a fairy tale and used a Venn Diagram to identify the similarities and differences between another fairy tale. You then used compare and contrast key words to write sentences about the similarities and differences identified in the Venn Diagram.
We will finish reading Cinder Edna (or Dinorella by Pamela Duncan Edwards) and complete the Venn diagram comparing and contrasting Cinderella and Cinder Edna. We will write one sentence contrasting Cinderella to Cinder Edna using a “contrast” key word. For example, Cinderella took a fancy carriage to the ball, but the Rough Faced Girl… (or Dinorella).
Independent Practice You will write your own sentences or a paragraph comparing and contrasting the stories of Cinderella and Cinder Edna using the information from the Venn diagram. You will use “compare” and “contrast” key words in your sentences or paragraph.