Cinderella provides an excellent way for your students to study and compare story structure. Creative writing is made easier by using the familar theme while changing characters, setting, and other story elements. It will engage students of all ability levels via changing cooperative groups. Skills covered are:
I have used this lesson with many of my students, and they loved creating their own unique, creative Cinderella versions. An extensive bibliography is included.
If you teach younger students, making this a whole class activity works well.