This way I could assess students on how much of the class activity helped them in learning and understanding the text. VII. The book The Golden Sandal A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story. As the name suggests it is the Cinderella version of the middle eastern culture. The lead character in the book Maha who was the daughter of the fishermen who lost his wife and married another woman. Making her stepmother to his daughter. As Maha grew her beauty and nature were not well taken by her stepmother and resulted in much work slavery for her. As a reward of her good nature, she was offered help by a redfish when he was called upon and with the help of the Redfish, Maha steps in as a beautiful lady at a wedding ceremony where she finds herself with the prince of the region. As the story continues the prince decision to marry her and his mother in search of her with the golden sandal which was left behind when she left the ceremony. As the prince's mother finds her and proceeds her for marriage the consequences from her stepmother backfires and Maha and price live happily. The message from the book is that one should be happy with what they have and never be jealous of others and how this is embodied within their culture. -Sources of the Information
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