How to Address Standards with Cinderella Worksheets

Cinderella worksheets let you use picture books to address the standards. Use these ideas for your next genre study!

Cinderella Meets the CCSS

Ms. Sneed Searches for Cinderella Worksheets

Our favorite fourth grade teacher, Ms. Sneed, was in the middle of her Cinderella unit. Initially, her students compared Cinderella folktales and parody. Later they’d do some activities and writing. But now she wanted to tie her genre study to the standards. “My kids love these Cinderella picture books,” she thought. “But how can I use them for test prep?”

Read Cinderella picture books. Then address fourth grade or fifth grade CCSS with Cinderella worksheets.

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As usual, Ms. Sneed headed for Teachers pay Teachers. “Here it is,” she said. “Cinderella Worksheets – Reading Questions, Summary, Theme, and Characters.”

Answering Questions

In the first set of worksheets, students answered questions. “I like the way this matches the standards,” Ms. Sneed thought. Kids will consider characters, plot, and setting.”

These Cinderella questions work well for any folklore or parody of this well-known fairy tale. They were tailor-made for fourth grade or fifth grade students.


Ms. Sneed looked at the next set. For summarizing, kids used a story arc to map the story. Perfect!

To summarize Cinderella stories, kids in fourth grade or fifth grade use a story arc graphic organizer. #RL.4.2

Finding a Theme

Next, they found a theme. To do this, they considered how a character’s actions affected the outcome. “I love this,” said Ms. Sneed.

Practice finding a theme with Cinderella stories. First, fourth grade or fifth grade students complete the graphic organizer.

Analyzing Characters – Two Sets of Cinderella Worksheets

To analyze a character, students would name a character, determine whether they were good or evil, and explain.

These Cinderella worksheets allow kids to analyze good or evil characters then write a character analysis.

Kids could also compare and contrast characters. “Hmm,” thought Ms. Sneed, “this would work well for late fourth or fifth grade.”

Using a Venn diagram, students compare characters in Cinderella stories.

These Cinderella worksheets allow teachers to hit the standards – while reading short, familiar, and fun stories. Why don’t you try it?

Enjoy Teaching

Over the course of her career, Ms. Sneed realized that there were 6 steps to enjoy teaching. In order to survive, she had to organize, plan, and simplify. Then, to thrive, Ms. Sneed needed to learn, engage, and finally – dive in! Follow the Fabulous Teaching Adventures of Ms. Sneed and learn how you can enjoy teaching too.

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