ERIC Number: ED453506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Using Multicultural Cinderella Books To Engage Students in Comprehension Strategies. Classroom Connections.
Council Connections, p14-17 Fall 2000
Teachers can help their young students build a strong foundation for multicultural understanding by introducing them to stories from many cultures and teaching them to use the cognitive strategies that enable them to comprehend and experience cultures different from their own. Multicultural literature can become a powerful tool that illustrates for children the similarities that exist between cultures and begins to ease cultural prejudice and intolerance. In particular, folktales can help children connect to their past and to other cultures. In this article, folktales that deal with the main character Cinderella are used as examples for implementing literacy activities in the classroom. The article discusses how to use a folktale variant with children and presents general literature response activities and literature response activities dealing with character, setting, problem, plot and events, ending, and the motif of magic. Contains a bibliography of 18 "Cinderella" stories representing different cultures, and recommended professional resources and Web pages. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Fairy Tales, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Literacy, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Literature, Primary Education, Reader Response, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.