Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson


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This is the story of Cinderella and her neighbor Cinder Edna. They each have to deal with a wicked stepmother and cruel stepsisters like the traditional fairy tale. The main difference between Cinderella and Cinder Edna is that Cinder Edna is resourceful and finds a way to make her life more enjoyable through her various interests. Both Cinders find themselves at the ball and losing a shoe at midnight. But will they both find their prince and end up living happily ever after?

Possible strategy instruction:


  • Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm.
  • Compare and contrast within and between text.


  • Skip the word, then come back.


  • Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.).
  • Reread text.

Expand Vocabulary

  • Use word parts to determine the meaning of words (prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations, etc.).
  • Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.


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