Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition

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Shen's Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Ten ethnic versions of Cinderella story from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East are summarized and worked into lessons for the middle and upper grades. Each story is accompanied by a Booktalk for review, a Motifs & Ideas for discussion, a Connection to a subject area, and a Vocabulary for cloze exercise. Answer Keys, Group Activities, and Self Evaluation are also provided for maximum learning results. These ten Cinderella tales provide an assortment of stories from around the world that create natural bridges to other curricular areas. Teachers may use the lesson plans as a comprehensive language arts unit that can be integrated with other subject areas, or choose individual lessons with stand-alone worksheets that support and offer practice for concepts already introduced.

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User Review  - SamanthaThompson - LibraryThing

I liked this book for a few reasons. One reason I really liked this book was the features on the last page. The book concludes with a glossary page defining Spanish words, a recipe for the Nopales ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Raised by loving parents in the vast desert state of Hidalgo, Domitila grows to be a talented and beautiful young woman in this Mexican folktale, skilled at both cooking and working with fine leather ... Read full review

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Connie McLennan is a member of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators and the Picture Book Artists Association. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in art. She lives with her husband in Rocklin, where she works as a freelance artist.

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