This is a remix of https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/192 by Martha Levey and Toni Luther. This is a multi-day unit on Cinderella and the many versions of the fairy tale. Students will listen to/read four versions of Cinderella identifying elements of culture and then compare/contrast two in groups. Then students will perform a reader's theater of one Cinderella story. The whole class will remix the Cinderella story to write a modern-day version that takes into account their own cultures.
Students should have read up to the Seventh Watch. They will play a Gimkit game to review how elements of the story interact. Students will then create an alternate ending to the story. They must explain where they are stopping the original story and how some of the elements in the story interact with the new ending that they will create the alternate ending through Storyboard That.
This lesson uses narrative structures to introduce students to one form of expository writing—news briefs and articles. By condensing a short story into a newspaper article and expanding an article into a short story, students will explore the ways that exposition differs from narration.
This is an activity to check for understanding of the concept of story elements. Do the students know and understand the terms? Can he or she determine the story elements of a particular story?