The Story of Ruby Bridges Resource Set

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The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

The Story of Ruby Bridges is the story of a six-year-old African-American girl who became the first black child to go to an all-white school. In 1960, Ruby Bridges started school at William Frantz Elementary in New Orleans, Louisiana. At that time, many white people were not happy about Ruby’s presence at their school. Because of Ruby’s courage, she became a historic example of how bravery and love can triumph hate. While reading this book, students can benefit from using the BookPagez resources to make inferences, determine important events, and ask questions to comprehend this critical time in America’s history.

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  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Soft and hard /g/ (/dge/ /ge/ /gi/)
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Inferences: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1c 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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    The Story of Ruby Bridges Resource Set

    Asking Questions with The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Asking questions is an essential skill for readers to master. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help your students ask questions about Ruby Bridges and the important part she played in the story of America's fight for Civil Rights.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Determining Importance with The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Ruby Bridges served as an important example of what can happen when love trumps hate. Use this determining importance lesson plan to help students to identify the important events in Ruby's young life that made it possible for her to fight segregation.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Making Inferences with The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Ruby Bridges story is on of courage, love, and prejudice. Through inferring, readers can focus on identifying the feelings of the characters in this important story. Use this making inferences lesson plan and set of resources to help readers understand the challenges people endure while standing up for their rights.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Retelling and Summarizing with The Story of Ruby Bridges

    The Story of Ruby Bridges offers readers a straight forward account of a challenging time in America's history. Use this retelling and summarizing lesson plan to encourage readers to practice identifying important details in Ruby's story.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Synthesizing with The Story of Ruby Bridges

    The Story of Ruby Bridges offers readers a unique perspective on the fight to end segregation. By learning about civil rights through the eyes of a six-year-old, students will identify with the character, reflect on her actions, and synthesize the information presented in this book in order to deepen comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    The Story of Ruby Bridges 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.

    The Story of Ruby Bridges Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Story of Ruby Bridges. 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.

    The Story of Ruby Bridges Word Work - Soft and Hard /g/

    The Story of Ruby Bridges is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also offers the opportunity to learn about soft and hard /g/ (/dge/ /ge/ /gi/). Either download the The Story of Ruby Bridges Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity 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

    The Story of Ruby Bridges Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Story of Ruby Bridges, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the The Story of Ruby Bridges 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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