Pre-Reading: The teacher will access prior knowledge by talking about the story of Cinderella. This will set the stage for introducing the multicultural version “Rough Face Girl”. We will also discuss what multicultural literature is and what it looks like. The students will have varied experiences with multicultural literature, so talking about it will help the students be able to see the Cinderella story from a different cultural view.
After reading the story “Rough Face Girl” the teacher would make a character web based on the character rough face girl. The students will come up with character traits that describe her.
Activity: The students will take the character web done with the class and write their own story from the perspective of the rough face girl. This will help them identify with another person and be able see what it might be like for someone else. This activity is designed to get the students thinking; it is often hard to see things from other people’s perspective.
Differentiation: Many of the students would be familiar with the story of Cinderella and accessing that prior knowledge will help the students be able to understand where the story is coming from. It will be important for those students who may struggle with the writing assignment to do the character web as a class. This will allow them to be able to start seeing a character from their point of view. While the students are writing their stories, the teacher will walk around the room to assist those struggling students. It is often hard to see things from another person’s point of view, but will be a valuable life skill to learn.