Reflection: High Expectations Ruby Bridges - A Firsthand Account - Section 4: Compare and Contrast Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts


I honestly thought that I would need to guide the students in our compare and contrast to hit the points I wanted them to see.  They hit every point on their own and even pointed out some things I had missed.  This was a gentle reminder to me to set those expectations high and the students will not only meet those expectations but exceed them.  Since the implementation of the CCSS I am so impressed by the thinking that the students are capable of that I am not sure we thought they were capable of in the past.

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Ruby Bridges - A Firsthand Account

Unit 6: Ruby Bridges
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify the similarities and differences between the firsthand and secondhand accounts of the story of Ruby Bridges.

Big Idea: In this lesson, we will read and understand the story "Through My Eyes" by Ruby Bridges. We will then order to compare and contrast this first hand account with the secondhand account of "The Story of Ruby Bridges" by Robert Cole which we read in the previ

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