Cinderella poem, by Laura Purdie Salas

Hi, teachers! This week, I’m going to share a few more poems from my new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, Fairy Tale Garage Sale. The book includes 7 fairy tales, each with an introductory poem and 3 poems from characters selling junk they don’t want/need anymore. Last week, I focused on Jack and the Beanstalk; this week I’m going to share 3 of the 4 Cinderella poems. Here’s the poem that introduces the section. Cinderella   A Note from the Poet: Not every kid has heard every single fairy tale. So, at the start of each set of poems, I wrote one poem to summarize the important points of the tale. For Cinderella, those key points seemed to be: wicked stepmother and sisters who dream of a royal marriage, Cinderella having to stay home and clean, and that shoe that leads to Cinderella marrying the Prince. As a writer, always think about what your reader might already know and might NOT already know.     Fairy Tale Garage Sale

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    1. Thank you, Connie! It’s a challenge to keep a poem a poem and yet try to give enough info to ground readers who aren’t already familiar with the fairy tale–a fun challenge, but still a challenge:>)

    1. Thank you, Connie! It’s a challenge to keep a poem a poem and yet try to give enough info to ground readers who aren’t already familiar with the fairy tale–a fun challenge, but still a challenge:>)

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