The Egyptian Cinderella Resource Pack contains a complete unit of
work for ages 7-9, with full lesson plans and pupil resources based on the book 'The Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo. It is based on the UK curriculum for Years 3 & 4 but it could be easily adapted to suit other curriculums.
The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the story of The Egyptian Cinderella a number of times in order to become familiar with the language and structure of the story. In the first week, children will engage with the text through fun drama, discussion and debate activities in order to increase their understanding of the story and they will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is also a grammar focus on using comparative conjunctions, feelings words and action verbs as well as a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of The Egyptian Cinderella and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative.
The objectives covered in this unit are:
To compare different versions of a traditional story
To predict what might happen in a story
To use comparative conjunctions
To use a thesaurus to improve writing
To infer how a character feels
To use feelings words
To identify how verbs can create an action section
To take part in a class debate
To make a story plan
To write my own narrative
To edit my writing
To make decisions about how to present my writing