Lesson 3: Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales
Cinder Edna | 610L
- Learning Goal
- Use key words to compare and contrast two fairy tales.
- Approximately 50 minutes
- Necessary Materials
Provided: Example Venn Diagram
Not Provided: Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson, markers, chart paper, lined paper
will review the traditional story of Cinderella. I will explain that we are going to compare and contrast the stories of Cinderella and Cinder Edna. I will read aloud the first half of Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson and begin comparing and contrasting Cinderella to Cinder Edna using a Venn diagram. (Direct Teaching and Guided Practice Example Graphic Organizer is provided in Teacher and Student Materials below.) I will write one sentence comparing Cinderella to Cinder Edna using a “compare” key word. For example, “Both Cinderella and Cinder Edna worked for their stepmother and stepsisters.”
TIP: Support students by providing a book or movie of Cinderella to remind them of the story before comparing and contrasting to Cinder Edna. Disney’s Cinderella is a great resource.
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.
will finish reading Cinder Edna 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 Cinder Edna took the bus to the ball. (Direct Teaching and Guided Practice Example Graphic Organizer is provided below.)
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.
Build Student Vocabulary adorned
|Tier 2 Word: adorned|
|Contextualize the word as it is used in the story||When Randolph was looking for the owner of the glass slipper, he found many toenails adorned with pink nail polish.|
|Explain the meaning student-friendly definition)||Adorned means decorated. In the story, the character’s toenails were decorated with pink nail polish.|
|Students repeat the word||Say the word adorned with me: adorned.|
|Teacher gives examples of the word in other contexts||The purple dress was adorned with lace and sequins. Posters from rock concerts adorned my nephew’s bedroom. The birthday cake was adorned with roses.|
|Students provide examples||Can you think of something or someone that is adorned? Tell me about it by saying “____________ is adorned with _________.”|
|Students repeat the word again.||What word are we talking about? adorned|
|Additional Vocabulary Words||elegant, disbelief|
After reading the book, explain to the class that the "solar panels" mentioned on the last page are panels that collect energy from the sun. Point to the panel on Edna's roof. Explain that the panels store the light and convert into energy that can be used to power a house. Many people are thinking of using solar panels as an alternative (or different way) to getting power and electricity from gas and coal. This might be better for the environment because eventually we will run out of gas and coal, and we will not run out of sunlight.
Texts & Materials
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