This is a lit log for Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin.
The themes of this realistic fiction are: having a parent in prison, friendship, family, emotions, and honesty. The main focus skills of the lit log is making personal responses. Other focus skills are describing characters and making inferences.
The lit log can be used for reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, literature circle, or read aloud), but can also be used for professional development (for staff at schools, after school programs, residential treatment centers, social workers, and volunteers) as an insight into the lives of children who have a parent in prison.
Reading Level of book:
Interest Level: 4th-7th grade
Grade Level: 5th grade
Guided Reading Level: Level V