Ruby Bridges Activity and Reading Passages PRINTABLE and DIGITAL

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Shelly Rees
Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
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I love the story of Ruby Bridges and I try to use it during February. It really helps the students understand a part of our history.
I used this resource for Black History Month. My students learned a lot about Ruby Bridges and were pleased to learn that she is still alive.
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Your students will learn all about the inspirational story of Ruby Bridges with this high-interest, informational Close Reading Unit! Now includes a digital version for Google Classroom. Perfect for a helpful Black History Month reading passage and mini unit, this resource includes everything, including worksheets, that you need for a full week of reading activities about Ruby Bridges. Engaging for students and NO PREP for teachers!

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If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful mini unit on Ruby Bridges.

The informational passage on Ruby Bridges is provided in two differentiated reading levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The reading level is given for each passage. I've taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!

This packet includes:

  • Ruby Bridges: Girl of Courage Informational Passage (2 Differentiated Levels)
  • 5 Days of Close Reading Activities
  • Text Dependent Questions
  • Written Response
  • Teacher Guide Sheet
  • Annotation Guide (full page and ½ page)
  • Printable B/W Pages (choose from landscape or portrait orientation)
  • Color, Interactive Digital Slides for Google Classroom
  • Answer Keys

The digital version of this packet includes ready-made, visually-appealing Google slides for you to share with your class. They include interactive drag and drop annotation marks and fillable text dependent activities.

This packet is both rigorous and Common-Core aligned. Questions have been carefully crafted to move readers from basic, recall questions to higher-level questions where students must cite evidence from the text to support their answers. There are 5 tasks/activities for the passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities. The reading passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week's worth of close reading.

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Thank you so much,

Shelly Rees

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