The book study resource was created to accompany the Ruby Bridges biography The Story of Ruby Bridges
by Robert Coles. All the activities are designed to help students read for understanding, think, and write critically about the text and its historical time period. This unit is perfect for Black History Month!
The following activities are included:
• Vocabulary List
(Words and Definitions for Pre-teaching)
• Comprehension Strips
(12 Questions and Recording Sheets)
• Problem and Solution Text Based Writing Prompt
• Making Connections Writing Prompt
• Lesson Learned Writing Prompt
• Three Things I Learned Organizer
• Fact and Opinion Sort
• Ruby Bridges Was, Believed, Helped Map
• Describing Ruby
: Students use character trait adjectives to complete a bubble map describing Ruby Bridges. An optional writing prompt asking students to choose one of the adjectives from the bubble map and use evidence from the text to explain their choice is also included.
• A Timeline of Ruby Bridges’s Life
: Students cut and paste events from Ruby Bridges’s life onto a timeline in the order in which they happened.
• A Letter to Ruby
*Please note that the text is not provided and must be purchased separately.
Grade 1 Common Core Standards Addressed: RI.1.1; RI.2.1; RI.1.3; W.1.3
Grade 2 Common Core Standards Addressed: RI.2.1; RI.2.3; RI.2.8; W.2.2; W.2.3; L.2.6; L.2.2b
Grade 3 Common Core Standards Addressed: RI.3.1; RI.3.3; W.3.2; W.3.3
*You may also find that these activities tie in with your state social studies or history standards.
This resource is also included in my Black History Month Book Study Bundle
with my Martin Luther King Jr.
and Rosa Parks
biography studies. Save by purchasing multiple biography studies together!
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Amanda Taylor @ Second Grade Smiles