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Famous Opera Characters: Cinderella

Posted on: October 14, 2020

Character analysis is an important skill for students, and it requires that they make inferences from textual and contextual clues. In these Common Core aligned worksheets, students analyze the traits of characters to create descriptions of a selected character based on textual evidence.  


Activity Instructions:

  1. Scroll down to the activity 
  2. Make sure to complete all 10 slides 
  3. Click on Export Text on Slide 11 to share your answers


Elementary Lesson - Grades 4-6
This worksheet introduces students to describing Cinderella from Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Using the synopsis, students identify character traits, use compare and contrast skills, and write a description based on text. 

Secondary Lesson - Grades 9-12
This writing project incorporates reading the libretto of a selected opera for character analysis and will take more than one period to complete. Students will use direct quotes to support their character descriptions and analyses.

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