The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles Lesson Plan and Activities

Grade Levels
1st - 5th, Homeschool
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51 pages
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Description

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the mentor text book The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. A great read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK), Black History Month, segregation, civil rights, or community studies! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • summarizing (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
  • close reading for describing setting and character traits
  • analyzing key details with text evidence
  • comparing and contrasting and text to life connections
  • Main idea and details

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses in a reading log
  • Google Docs for student responses
  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

Your first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students will love this story!

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Total Pages
51 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
(Not applicable to literature)
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

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