Do you compare different versions of Cinderella with your students? With the push for Common Core Standards among many states, comparing and contrasting text (like Cinderella) is becoming an even more important skill taught in many classrooms. There are so many different versions of Cinderella (check out ten of our favorite books here) and you can even find some of the texts read aloud on YouTube (check out ten of our favorite videos here). Today I'm sharing one of my new favorite versions of Cinderella along with some FREE graphic organizers to make comparing and contrasting even easier for your students.
Over the summer, we were at one of our favorite orchards picking strawberries. When we were paying for our strawberries and buying some (out of season) cider and donuts, this book caught my eye. Ciderella and the Little Glass Sipper by Aaron Burakoff is a super cute version of Cinderella where she lives on a farm and is forced to make apple cider by her evil stepmother. The prince ends up falling in love with the cider that only Ciderella can make. I quickly decided I needed to buy this. Not only is it perfect to compare and contrast with other versions of Cinderella, but it would make a cute book to read during apple/cider season in the fall. I created a free graphic organizer that helps students identify the different parts of the story. This could actually be used with any apple book. If you have trouble finding this book with the Amazon link (affiliate link above), try going to the publishers site, The Fairy Tale Trail. They have other farm related fairy tales that look really cute.
Also, included in the free download are six different graphic organizers to use with any version of Cinderella. Some focus on comparing two different texts such as the venn diagram below.