Big Idea: Diversity in books helps us identify and appreciate different cultures.

I understand that different cultures create their own stories, using their own

characters and setting and themes.


Diversity - Empathy


Creole Folktale - American South - first collected in 1895.
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Retold by Robert D. San Souci/ Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney






Brain Break


Back to the story:

Kagan numbered heads: Compare and contrast the original Cinderella with Talking Eggs.

Original Cinderella From Charles Perrault - France 1888

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This folktale won both a Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award 1990

Do you know who Coretta Scott is?

This award recognizes outstanding African American authors and illustrators, and is awarded for books about the African-American experience that are written for a youth audience (high school or below).



  • Whole Group Storytelling :Talking Egg and Black History Month

Big Idea: Diversity in books helps us identify and appreciate different cultures. I understand that different cultures create their own stories, using their own characters,, settings and themes.
Learning Objectives: Students with promting will make connections that diversity in literature helps build understanding.
Performance Task: listen to story,song, kagan numbered heads video, nonfiction stories on Corretta Scott King.


Lesson Link -


1.Extention:traditional Cinderella Story
2.Technology- video of Chicken Dance with body motions [brain break]
3. Higher Level thinking skills - compare and contrast the French version of Cinderella w/ the Creole Version The Talking Egg.
4. Kagan: numbered heads with the above compare and contrast.

Folktale: African - Talking Egg
NF connection: Biography Coretta Scott
Cultural Diversity: African American - Creole




  • Standards
    LA.3.LAFS.3.RI.1.3, LA.3.LAFS.3.RL.3.9, LA.3.LAFS.3.RL.1.3, LA.3.LAFS.3.RL.3.7

    ESOL
    Computer-Assisted
    Realia
    Song/Music
    Story Telling
    Tapes/Videos Total Physical Response
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