Cenerentola Checkers

Curricular Connections

English Language Arts, Visual-Spatial Skills, collaboration, social-emotional learning


  • The “Cenerentola Checkers” reproducibles (checkerboard, events grid, and checklist)
  • One checker or other game token for each player
  • Dice, one for each group
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape or glue stick

Common Core Standards

This activity directly supports the following ELA-Literacy Common Core Strands:

Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3–5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.