Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mentor Text: Rough Face Girl

 Collaboration Cuties is hosting a wonderful linky party to share great ideas for mentor texts!


The Rough-Face Girl

Most of us have read, watched, or heard of the European version of Cinderella. The Rough-Face Girl is a Native American version of Cinderella. It has a very similar plot. The Rough Face Girl is a young girl who is forced by her sisters to sit close to and feed wood to the fire every night. She becomes disfigured and scarred by the burns. The sisters, who think they're all that, believe that they will marry the gorgeous Invisible Man in their village. He is looking for a wife, but his future wife must be able to see him.  After a failed attempt to see/win the Invisible Man, the sisters are punished for their wicked ways. The Rough Face Girl, humble and kind, ends up marrying the Invisible Man.
 I love this version teaches the importance of inner beauty. You and your students will enjoy the triumph of good over evil!
 The story of The Rough Face Girl, could be used to compare and contrast with another version of Cinderella, character analysis of the Rough Face Girl, or as a Native American tale, could be incorporated into a larger unit on Native American history/culture.     
 If you'd like to use this story to teach the skill compare and contrast while using a fun post-it template, click here to pick up this {FREEBIE}! Of course, feedback is greatly appreciated!
If you like this freebie, it's part of a bigger resource, Reading With Post-Its

 Thanks Amanda & Stacia for hosting! I'm getting so many ideas to use for mentor texts!


  1. Wow! I've never seen this book. I will check it out. Btw...I grabbed your button for my blog. I hope that okay. Thanks for always being so helpful and supportive in Blogland! :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. This is a wonderful book! One of my favorites!


  3. Oh how I love this book! I use it as a part of a Cinderella unit with other great books to compare and contrast. Cendrillon, Bubba the Cowboy Prince and Dinorella are a few books that we include with our fourthies! Thanks for sharing a true diamond!

  4. I loooove this book so much. I actually forgot that I had it til just now! Thanks for the reminder! :)
    ideas by jivey

  5. This is such a wonderful book! I started using it many moons ago, and absolutely love it. Thanks so much for sharing your freebie printable to go along with it.

    Have a great week--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  6. I haven't heard this one. It sounds great! I will have to check it out.

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  7. I love this book!!! It's definitely a great Cinderella version for upper grades!! Thanks so much for the freebie and your post-it pack looks great!!!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties


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