Lesson Plans: Cinderella (Grade 4)

This unit is based on a picture-book version of Cinderella, written and illustrated by Barbara McClintock. The unit was created for use with fourth-grade English language learners.

Activities include interactive readings, embedded vocabulary instruction, mini lessons on context clues and idioms, and an opportunity for students to write their own fairy tale.

Classroom Videos

See this unit in action in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Our classroom video modules include:

  • Introducing different versions of Cinderella
  • Learning about genre
  • Higher-level questions: Thinking about magic
  • Identifying evidence from the text
  • Focusing on language with the Common Core

Cinderella Lesson Plan Files

The lesson plan documents are available online below, as well as in a Cinderella.zip for download.

Note: All PowerPoint (PPT) files are also available in PDF format.

Cinderella Overview

Introduction | Teacher Guide| Student Charts (All lessons)

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3




Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Vocabulary Words





*These notes are also included the corresponding Teacher's Guide.

**Due to copyright restrictions, only the first section of the book can be modeled this way.