This web page is for to help you with the project on which you will work in the last term of the school year. The presentation of the project will be of your choice and your group. Groups will be made up of 4-5 members each.
Students think critically by comparing versions of the same fairy tale, “Cinderella”.
Task 1. Read 3 to 4 versions of Cinderella (see The Class Link)apart from the ones in your book.
Task 2. After reading each fairy tale, check to see what motifs (themes) that appear in the fairy tales and note any similarities or differences.
Task 3. Show on a world or regional map the location of each story you read.
Task 4. Visit the WORLD OF READING and select SUBMIT A REVIEW and click on it. Print a copy of the form.
Task 5. Complete the form. Read it to two team members. They are to assist you in editing and revising your review and will put their initials on the form next to your name. You are to try to persuade the reader of your review to read the book. Give them at least three reasons why they should read your book.
Task 6. Fill out the form on the Internet and go to the bottom of the form and click on the button SUBMIT REVIEW
Task 7. Use How to Make a Venn Diagram to complete a Venn Diagram to compare the stories you have read with one from the collection.
Task 8. Present your findings and reviews in an attractive manner in order to mount a display at the end of the year.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy the stories.
"FOLK FILM CRITIQUE"
1. Students view Fox's 1998 version of Cinderella "Ever After".
2. Students view Disney's feature-length catoon of Perrault's Cinderella.
3. During each showing the students fill out the following questionnaire.
4. Students discuss the answers to the questionnaire in learning groups.
5. Students write a 5 to 8 paragraph essay that compares these movies.
"FOLK FILM CRITIQUE"
DIRECTIONS: Answer each question as completely as you can.
1. Write the name of the film and its director.
2. What is the technique used to present the story? Live actors, claymation, animated cartoon drawings, puppets or any combination of these techniques.
3. Describe the Cinderella character in this film. Tell what she looks like and does.
4. Describe the Prince character. Tell what he looks like and does.
5. Describe Cinderella’s family situation.
6. Describe Cinderella’s friends and helpers.
7. Describe your favorite scene and tell why you liked it.
8. Describe the special effects. Were they any good?
9. If music was used, tell how it was used to reinforce the story.
10. What main idea do you get out of this film?
- Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World. Welcome to my archive of folk and fairy tales. The stories in this collection represent a small sampling of the rich storytelling art that is the common heritage of humanity. Stories from many parts of the world are included here.
- Many excellent resources, both online and in print, which can assist the recreational reader, the parent, the teacher, or the student of fairy tales. This pathfinder endeavors to describe and categorize these resources, in order to make easier both the study and the enjoyment of these remarkable stories.
- "The black and white bride" Bushy Bride - on how to get power
- Perrault's "Cinderella". The much loved version which inspired Disney.
- Fairy Tale Encyclopedia
- Welcome to the Cinderella Project, a text and image archive containing a dozen English versions of the fairy tale. The Cinderellas presented here represent some of the more common varieties of the tale from the English-speaking world in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Materials to construct this archive were drawn from the de Grummond Children's Literature Research Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi.
- How to make a Venn Diagram - use the Venn Diagram organizer to compare and contrast the different versions of the Cinderella stories.
- Related stories of Cinderella and related stories of persecuted heroines you can read on the Internet.
- Sukhu and Dukhu. An Indian (Bengali) Tale. A man had two wives and had a daughter by each of them.
- Wee Little Havroshechka. A Russian Tale. There are good people in the world and some who are not so good.
- The Enchanted Toad. A Scandinavian Tale. There was once a peasant, like many others, who had three sons but his wife had long been dead.
- The Princess And The Golden Shoes. A Scottish Tale. There was once a King in the Western Highlands whose Queen died, leaving with him a baby daughter.
- The Black Bull of Norroway. A Scottish Tale. In Norroway, long ago, there lived a lady, and she had three daughters.
- Tattercoats. An English Tale. In a great palace by the sea there once dwelt a very rich old lord, who had neither wife nor children living, only one little granddaughter, whose face he had never seen in all her life.
- The Cinderella Fairy Tale Page, part of the SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages. Cinderella has had many incarnations as a fairy tale. Instead of saying more here, I'll help you learn more about this tale by following the links below.
- The Twelve Months. A Slav Legend. By Alexander Chodzko [Adapted]
- Database Lesson Plan Using Traditional Tales. this may serve as an alternative project to the one proposed. However be warned it involves more research and work.
- "The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow sharp as swords.-- J.R.R. Tolkien, "On Fairy-Stories," in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays
- Submit a review at World of Reading! Where kids and books come together
- Mi'kmaq Indian Cinderella Vs Perrault´s Cinderella
- There are more that 3,000 versions on the story Cinderella, in almost every different culture of the world. Although it was widely believed to have started in France, the Chinese version of the story predates the French version by about 1000 years.
- Collections of blank and outline maps to print out for educational or personal use at home or in the classroom.
- It is estimated that more than 1,500 versions of the Cinderella story have been written in countries all over the world; many of these variations have become popular in the classrooms and homes of America today.
- Contains a world map showing the countries of origin of many Cinderella stories.
- Exploring the Tale of Cinderella.NEARLY EVERY CULTURE HAS A VERSION OF THE CINDERELLA STORY
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