This packet includes everything you need to teach a great theme lesson using the book The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. This is a powerful story with many meaningful themes throughout. If you have a different book about Ruby Bridges, the activities would work well with that book as well.
This lesson was used in grades 2-5 using the differentiated writing activities. I have found that students of all ages can relate to this book and feel its powerful themes.
You will get:
~A Step by Step Lesson Plan
~A quick guide lesson plan to keep by you while teaching
~A Theme graphic organizer
~A sample theme graphic organizer- filled out so you can see what it looks like completed
~Two independent writing assignments for theme- 1 harder and 1 easier
~Follow up Writing assignments that include:
~ 1 Persuasive Letter
~ A "Thinking Beyond the Text" writing assignment (Higher
~DBQ Writing Assignment
~Mentor sentence from the book
~12 theme mini posters (Justice, Empathy, Perseverance, Kindness, Loyalty, Honesty, Friendship, Acceptance, Cooperation, Compassion, Hard Work, & Courage)
~A sample anchor chart to teach theme and to refer to in future lessons