5th Grade Research and Inquiry Resources
• Students will use the Internet to read two versions of a Cinderella tale.
• Students will write summaries of the two tales.
• Students will compare and contrast the two tales and explain which one they prefer and why.
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• Have students connect to http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/cinderella/ and click on History in the left menu bar to read a historical perspective of the Cinderella stories.
• Students can click on Illustrations in the left menu bar to see different pictures based on the tales. Have them pay attention to how the clothing and style of the characters changes according to when and where the tale was written.
• Have students connect to http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0510a.html and read other Cinderella tales. Have students:
choose three tales to illustrate, showing the differences in the style and dress of the different tales' characters.
make a chart that compares and contrasts the costumes, characters, and settings of the Cinderella story that they are familiar with to at least two different versions from the site.
write their own original version of a Cinderella tale, using a setting of their choice.