Learn about biographies and autobiographies with Ruby Bridges!
This comprehensive week-long unit contains everything you need to launch an engaging and thought-provoking study of Ruby Bridges with "The Story of Ruby Bridges"! To see it in action, check out my blog post Ruby Bridges: One Week Wonder
Cloze Vocabulary Introduction
Vocabulary Book with Frayer Models
Vocabulary Cards for Focus Wall/Pocket Chart
Ruby Bridges Discussion Questions Mini-Book
That's What It's All About Main Idea/Key Details Organizer
Point of View T-Chart
Compound Sentences Read the Room Activity
Opinion-Based Text: Create an Award and Tell Why She Deserves It
Extra, Extra! Newspaper Template (Summarizing)
Biography Lap Book Interactive Templates
Ruby Bridges Traits, Motivations, and Feelings Organizer
Vocabulary Lanyard Vocabulary Cards
Primary and Secondary Sources SCOOT
Connections to Ruby and Reaction to Books T-Chart
Event Timeline Organizer
Example of Vocabulary PowerPoint Portrayals
Biographies and Autobiographies Posters
Comparing Accounts Venn (Through My Eyes too)
Drawing Information From Photos and Illustrations T-Chart
Subject-Verb Agreement: Thumbs Up or Down?
We're All Alike on the Inside Writing and Egg-Tivity
Colorful Vocabulary Templates
Determining Importance Flap Book for Interactive Notebooks
Summarizing Flap Book for Interactive Notebooks
Book Review "Jot Spot" Writing Prompt for Interactive Notebooks
Parts of Speech 4 Corners/Clicker Activity
Shaping Up Formative Assessment
Comprehension Quiz (with paired text and writing prompt)
MOB: Irregular Past-Tense Verbs Center (A Twist on BANG!)
Emotional Synonyms Center (Emotions Match-Up)
What's the Question? Center
Point of View Pronouns Center
Mentor Corner: Black History
Mentor Corner covers Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, Thurgood Marshall, Sarah E. Goode, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and Coretta Scott King.
Note: You could easily do this unit without bringing in her autobiography "Through My Eyes" by simply not using the Venn Diagram, but "Through My Eyes" adds to the content significantly.
Considerations: There are several references to prayer in "The Story of Ruby Bridges". When reading "Through My Eyes", you may want to pick and choose what you read aloud due to time constraints and a few details included in the text that may be a bit heavy for your students, depending on your population. I use Post-Its to mark my spots. Reading excerpts is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck!
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