Reading Level: DRA Level 38
Guided Reading P
Teachers: here are some resources for you...
- Cartoon Version: Check out the cartoon version of Yeh-Shen at this link. It could be argued that there is some evidence of stereotyping, so view before showing your class and decide what your opinion is (and what the opinion of your parents may be) This could also be used as a conversation starter asking if there is evidence of stereotypes and/or comparing and contrasting to the book.
- Cinderella Stories: This link provides a list of a bunch of Cinderella stories as well as information about each story.
- Worksheets: Find worksheets on vocab, comprehension and more to go along with a reading of Yeh-Shen.
- History: I found some interesting information about the history of this story as well as a link to a neat video showing cave dwellings like Yeh-Shen lives in in the story.
- Discuss: What is a fairy tale? How do we know a story is a fairy tale? What fairy tales have we read before?
- Teach Fairy Tale Elements, check out my post about fairy tales here.
- While reading, ask students to consider how this story makes them think of other Cinderella stories they have heard.
- Ask students to use think marks (sticky notes) while you read to keep track of their thoughts, connections, questions, etc. Get the think mark bookmarks I give my students to help them remember what to put on their stickies here.
- Read another Cinderella story (or if you already have...) and compare/contrast Yeh-Shen and the other version of Cinderella.
- Use a comparison matrix or simple chart as can be seen on my fairy tales post to identify which fairy tale traits are and are not in Yeh-Shen.