A Cellar For Cinderella

A Cellar For Cinderella
Target text


Read and write words with the soft c sound.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • cellar
  • cement
  • celery
  • ceiling
  • cinnamon
  • certainly
  • Cinderella


  • Action cards*
  • A Celebration for Cinderella target text*  
    *Items included below.   

State and Model the Objective
The children will read a new story about Cinderella and then read and write words with the soft c sound, such as celebrate, cinder, and cell

Literacy Activities
A twist on Cinderella

  • Explain that the letter c makes the /s/ sound when it occurs before an i or e.
  • Read the A Celebration for Cinderella target text (found below) to the class. 
  • Help the children read the action cards (found below).
  • Read the story again and have the children act out the action cards.

More Practice
Read target words introduced in the activity 

  • Display Cinderella Celebrates.
  • Instruct the children to find and circle words that begin with a soft c.

Write about the activity 

  • Display Cinderella Celebrates
  • Help the children make a word wall of words with the soft c sound.
  • Let the children write their own story about Cinderella using soft c words. 
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SEEL Target Texts

A Celebration For Cinderella

Cinderella used to sleep in a cellar.
It had cement walls  and a cement ceiling.
Cinderella only ate celery and cinnamon cereal.
Cinderella did not own a cent—she only had cinders.
Cinderella certainly didn’t like sleeping in the cement cellar.
One day, Cinderella’s fairy godmother appeared in her cellar.
The godmother got Cinderella out of the cellar.
It was a cinch for her fairy godmother.
Cinderella went to celebrate in the city.
Later Cinderella became a certified princess—and a celebrity.
Her story was even shown in the cinema.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.