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Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story From China
Grade Level(s):  2-5
Resource Type: Book Companion
Total Pages: 23
Answer Key: N/A
File Type: PDF

Add a cultural twist to your fairy tale unit with Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China.

There are many versions of the Cinderella tale, but this one is believed to be the original version – written 1,000 years before the European one.

Our response activities were crafted using the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a framework for focusing on higher-order thinking skills. The taxonomies (classifications) are arranged from simple and concrete tasks to complex and abstract ones.

There are 3 activities for each level, allowing for individualization and choice.

Sample Activities

  • Label statements from the story as True or False. Rewrite false statements to make them true. (Remembering)
  • Yeh-Shen’s feelings change throughout the story. Draw an emoji that expresses how she is feeling during each part of the tale, and briefly explain the cause for each emotion. (Understanding)
  • Choose a wedding gift for the new couple. Draw a picture of it in the gift box. Explain what it is and why you chose it. (Applying)
  • Select events and characters from the story that are examples of fantasy and reality. (Analyzing)
  • Color the meter to show your rating of the story. Explain your rating, using examples from the text. (Evaluating)
  • Design an app for the story. (Creating)

Perfect for small and whole group instruction, reteaching, practice, and/or assessment.

Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story From China

Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story From China