Four Cinderella Stories

Now you can purchase four Cinderella Guides in one download!
Included are:
2 full-length novels, Ella Enchanted (Newbery Medal, 22 pages) and
Bella at Midnight
(85 pages of including a Jeopardy-type game);
2 picture books: Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave, The Russian Cinderella (7 pages); and The Persian Cinderella (8 pages).
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A 134-page unit collection for the four Cinderella books are perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard!

Ella Enchanted
A full-length, endearing novel by Gail Carson Levine

When she was born, Ella is accidently cursed by a fairy named Lucinda. Hers is the "gift" of obedience. Whatever anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey.

You might think that would devastate the feisty Ella, but as she tells her story, you will see how Lucinda's curse made a rebel of her. When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly uninterested father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella's life and well-being seem to be greatly endangered. In Ella Enchanted she will tell you how she used her intelligence and frisky nature to keep her balanced as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery.

But, what will happen as she tries to track down Lucinda and get her to undo the curse? Will she explain how she handles ogres she meets, how she befriends elves, and of course, how she falls in love with a prince along the way? Will there be a pumpkin coach? A glass slipper? A happily ever after?

Most readers agree that this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound version of Cinderella ever written.


The Kids Wings Activity Guide for Ella Enchanted Contains:
Teacher Secrets,
If I Had Been Cinderella,
Draggin' in Magical Vocabuly,
Fairy Tale Creature Logic,
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools,
Drawing Fairy Tale Creatures from Descriptions,
Chapter Titles,
Is Ella Enchanted a Fairy Tale?
Too Much of a Good Thing: Choices and Consequences,
Royal Vocabulary,
Writing a Readers' Theater Script,
Figurative Language and Language Master,
Map of Kyrria,
Kyrrian Map Math,
What's Magical About Apostrophes,
A Drawn Out Tale,
Interesting Inferences,
The Leadership of a Servant,
Writing Prompts Across the Writing Spectrum,
Answer Keys

Bella at Midnight
by Diane Stanley

In the midst of a hundred year war between Kingdom of Moranmoor and the Kingdom of Brutanna, the birth of a tiny baby began a series of ripples that would lead to great and miraculous things. Her birth was followed by two unfortunate events...the death of her beloved mother, Catherine, and the total rejection of her father.

What would become of this child? Would the place her Aunt Maud found for her in a simple country home provide love and companionship as she grew? Could this be the same home where Prince Julian had been brought three years before when he was a newborn? What would happen when the war comes to Moranmoor? Would they be safe in the castle? Who would be lost?

Caught up in the ripples of war, pride, and family confilct, Bella and Prince Julian are swept into a magical adventure that once again proves God is beside us, bringing courage, guidance, and miracles to those who believe.

The Activities include:
Background Building Teacher Page
Prereading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Crossword Puzzle
2-page Readers’ Theater Script
Journaling to Build Independence
Map Study
Vocabulary Activity
Predict/Confirm Chapter Questions
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Note Taking: Heirs to the Throne and Character Comparisons
Writing Lesson
Logic Puzzle
Discussion Cards
Character Web
BELLA'S BALLAD/USING SEQUENCE TO ADD VERSES! A recorded song and melody by Ted Newman are included to introduce the story and invite students to write and sing their own summary-ballad verses as they read.
Math from the Story
Comparing Cinderella Stories
Royal Ripples Chart
Multiple Choice and Short Answer Comprehension
Research and Report: A Coat of Arms
Writing Prompts
Do a Fairy Tale Survey
Sample Coats of Arms
Design a New Cover
A 53-slide Jeopardy-type game provides the grand finale!

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The Persian Cinderella

by Shirley Climo

How would the Cinderella story be different if she had lived in Persia?  The setting of the story is its roots!  Change the roots, and you have change how the characters live, what they value, and how they solve problems.  This story proves that Cinderella can adapt to any setting!*

The Unit for The Persian Cinderella includes:
Locating Persia;
Multiple Choice: A New Setting;
Multiple Choice: A Cinderella Comparison;
Fairy Tale Factory;
Factory Built Fairy Tales (Writing Plan);
Fairy Tale Factory Story Mapping (Writing Plan);
Answers

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Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave
by Marianna Mayer

This Russian Cinderella stays true to the Cinderella tradition, but the witch is even move vicious and evil than ever and the heroine is even more sweet, kind, and patient with her plight.

As Bruno Bettelheim points out in his book,
The Uses of Enchantment The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, children who experience fairy tales at an early age form a clear understanding of good and evil. There's no gray area in well written fairy tales! Be sure to see the C.S. Lewis Quotes on Fairy Tales as well.

Activities in Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave include:
Is It a Fairy Tale?
Fairy Tale Trio Quilt;
Vocabulary: Fairly Easy Fairy Words;
That Special Little Voice, A Cooperative Survey;
Who, What, Where, When, Why?
What Really Happened?
Answer Keys

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Cinderella Internet Extensions

Bella at Midnight

Ella Enchanted Movie VIDEO

Fairy Tale Alliterations
Fairy Tales Around the World

Fairy Godmother's Assistant  A Readers Theater

The Uses of Enchantment The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

 

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