Ruby’s Wish Resource Set

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Summary

Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges

Ruby dreams of a life beyond the one her parents want for her. Luckily, her wealthy grandfather wants more for Ruby too. So he hires a teacher to educate his many grandchildren; girls and boys alike. Ruby’s education leads her to write a poem that gains her grandfather’s attention and becomes a spark to ignite her future. Shirin Yim Bridges’ touching story is an excellent text for building reading comprehension skills focused on determining importance, making connections, making predictions, understanding text structure, and synthesizing.

Teach with Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Suffix -ing
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    Ruby’s Wish Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Ruby's Wish

    In Shirin Yim Bridges' Ruby's Wish, readers will follow Ruby through her early life and be able to practice identifying the people and events that help make her dreams come true.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Connections with Ruby's Wish

    Ruby has a wish that goes against the traditions of her family and she is willing to take chances and work hard to make her wish a reality. This mini lesson, perfectly paired with Ruby's Wish, will encourage students to make text-to-self, text-to-world, and text-to-text connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Predictions with Ruby's Wish

    Will Ruby be able to turn her dream into reality? Readers can't help but make predictions about what they think might happen to this young girl as she reaches for the stars. Use this focused mini lesson with Ruby's Wish to help students identify places in the story to pause and make a prediction about what will happen next.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Synthesizing with Ruby's Wish

    Encourage readers to gain a deeper understanding of Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges with this synthesizing mini lesson. Thinking about how Ruby's problem is influenced by the people and events in the story will lead to a higher level of comprehension of the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Ruby's Wish

    In Ruby's Wish, author Shirin Yim Bridges tells the story using description, problem and solution, cause and effect, and compare and contrast. Identifying these text structures will help students become better readers by understanding how the text is organized.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Ruby's Wish Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Ruby's Wish Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Ruby's Wish. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Ruby's Wish Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Ruby's Wish.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Ruby's Wish Word Work - Suffix -ing

    Ruby's Wish is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the suffix '-ing'. Either download the Ruby's Wish Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    Ruby's Wish Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Ruby's Wish, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Ruby's Wish Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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