50 Ways To Retell A Story: Cinderella does exactly what it says on the cover – retells the favourite fairytale Cinderella – in fifty brand new ways! As a haiku, a recipe, a text message, a story written in ‘pig Latin,’ a diary entry, a ghost story and forty-four other innovative ways.
The language play involved will interest any avid reader, but the book has, predominantly, been written with the Primary and Secondary school classroom in mind. The book provides teachers with 50 literacy lessons, starter sessions or extension activities which ensure a creative, engaging approach to the teaching of literacy.
While the familiar format of an old favourite like Cinderella can encourage reluctant writers to ‘have a go’, more able pupils will relish the challenges of completing the more complex re-tellings. And all of the approaches exemplified in 50 Ways To Retell A Story: Cinderella can be applied with any other traditional tale.