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Through the globally recognized tale of Cinderella, students can learn about new cultures, or share their Mexican culture with their peers. I have seen other books where the translation is more smooth and understood in the cindreella, rather than how it was done in this story.

The step-sisters can’t stop talking about “Cinderella” who stole Javier’s heart and the next day he is off looking for Cinderella whom he met at the festival.

I would use this folklore as a chance avelita students to participate in reader’ Adelita: Adelita shows kindness, love and forgiveness, even after being mistreated. Find India and Mexico on the globe.

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Feb 18, Mariela Berrocal rated it it was amazing Shelves: How are they the same? Finally, the night of the fiesta arrived.

A Mexican Cinderella Story is a wonderful example of a Folklore. First, I truly enjoyed the Spanish phrases and translations provided on each page. What a nice community builder Adelita is as you and your class can practice the newly acquired Spanish phrases throughout the week and year.

I would also use this text in a comparing and contrasting unit. This book would be a great addition to a Spanish c Folklore K-2 Adelita is a great addition to any elementary classroom with its twist on the familiar story of Cinderella.


Oct 18, Katherine Tatum rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked the realism of how there was no fairy godmother, there was no magic. Another important concept can be that some children are going to be able to relate to the Mexican culture, so they will feel welcome in class because they will be reading a book about their culture. Javier sees Adelita and falls in love with her at first sight! I stiry that during the read aloud the pictures could help readers understand the text better, analyze the text and make predictions about the text.

I appreciated that in this story. This is such an emblematic Cinderella vegetable that we may be surprised to remember how central the pumpkin, and its seeds, are in some Mexican recipes. This is a WOW book for me because of its resources. See all 3 questions about Adelita…. She hurried over to adeliat corner of the store room behind the kitchen, and pointed: The nanny returns to the story and helps transform Adelita into a beauty.

There is also a Spanish Phrases glossary mexicaan the back of the book, which you can ask your ESLs to teach you and the class prior to reading the book. Adelita Tomie DePaola No preview available – Oct 06, NS Dana rated it it was amazing Shelves: You could talk with your class about the Spanish phrases, and maybe even have a student who is an ELL student help you read those phrases in the book.

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Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

As Adelita sits by the hearth crying, we see the smudges of ash on her face, and tellingly, a large pumpkin beside her. Adelita Tomie dePaola Limited preview – She continues to do the chores of the house and be a servant in her own house.


The kind old woman arrived shortly and all seemed well. One day the family gets invited to a celebration for a man to find his wife, but the step-mother tells Adelita that she can’t go. In this take of Cinderella, Adelita dreams of meeting her childhood friend at the ball. I enjoyed reading this book very much! Who was this stunning young woman? Also there is a glossary in the back.

Mar 05, Alondra Guijarro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mexicah teacher can explain these terms to them before the book is read pre-teach words.

Feb 15, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: At midnight, Adelita leaves the party in a hurry. Another thing I really like about this book is the hints of Mexican culture that would be good points to talk about with your students and the different things that they notice. This is a WOW book for me because it brings in another culture into the classroom.

I think this is a great story to use with lower grades, like 2nd.

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Adelita was quite a story to read. As a read aloud, it is something cinferella teachers may want to note because the words can be somewhat tricky if you are not familiar with the language!

This was a wonderful story twisting the traditional story with the Mexican culture.