Jennifer Eggert | Instructional Technology Coach | Bloomingdale, IL, USA
Understand story elements by creating a book trailer with the main story elements based on a cultural version of the Cinderella text.
Based on 2nd grade.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Looking for a fun way to tackle story elements? Consider having your students create book trailers that showcase their understanding of text! Students will synthesize, summarize and design in this learning experience. Plus, Cinderella is the perfect story to look at multiple cultural versions as included in the CCSS ELA Standards. The kids are sure to love searching for licensed images, working collaboratively and video editing!