Let’s start with something familiar: the story of Cinderella. Then let’s take a trip around the world and transport this classic tale to many different settings and cultures.
Let’s use the story of Cinderella to teach point of view, theme, compare and contrast, and summarizing. Doesn’t this sound like a fun reading unit? Let’s lighten up and enjoy a change of pace. We need that more than ever right now!
The authors and illustrators of these texts have done a masterful job of presenting the historical, cultural, and geographical details of the countries in which the stories are set. So much time and energy went into the research before the writing even began!
Be sure to check your social studies standards and see if you can kill two birds with this one stone. Let’s work smarter, not harder!
It will be difficult for you to settle on which book is the most visually stunning. Each one is so unique, so clever, and so gorgeously colorful.