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Cinderella + PDF & Word Files


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  1. Alice, the White Rabbit and the Portal 
  2. Alice in Wonderland 
  3. Rabbit Holes and Wardrobes 
  4. Real Stories vs Fantasy Stories 
  5. Using Magic Gateways in Fantasy Stories 
  6. Alice in Wonderland vs Harry Potter 
  7. Stanley, Head Elf Inspector and New Paragraphs 
  8. Improving Creative Writing using Fantasy Stories 
  9. The Key Features of Fantasy Stories 
  10. Stepping through Portals 


Discover Great Lessons for Teaching English and Evidence-Based Learning Skills

Are you looking for an engaging way to teach key English and literacy skills while seamlessly developing essential evidence-based learning abilities in your students? Then check out this fantastic collection of 6 Cinderella-themed lessons packed with activities that achieve both.

Each of these ready-to-use Key Stage 2 resources uses the familiar fairy tale story of Cinderella as a springboard for teaching features of different text types – from traditional tales to recounts and reports. Fun, imagination-grabbing activities based around Cinderella scenarios allow you to cover curriculum writing objectives creatively. 

Crucially, the lessons also build up students’ mastery of 8 key evidence-based learning strategies including collaboration, thinking skills, peer assessment and self-regulation. Short CPD excerpts explain the research behind a specific skill and how to apply it for maximum benefit.

So you get the best of both worlds – engaging English activities fused with the learning of vital skills that studies show boost academic achievement. Students step into Cinderella’s shoes while unconsciously developing abilities like critical analysis, metacognition and independent work that will serve them through school and life.

The reviews highlight how these lessons occupy that teaching sweet spot where literacy enjoyment meets long-term skill-building. Their creativity and efficiency have earned them each a perfect 5 star rating.

So for a time-saving way to cover multiple learning objectives through an imagination-firing story, check out this collection of Cinderella resources. Your students will love them!

These 8 skills are the EBL skills developed across these Cinderella lessons. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning


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Cinderella + PDF & Word Files