Reflection: Lesson Planning Ruby Bridges Biography - What Happened Next? - Section 2: Guiding the Learning


I saw a big change in how my students felt about the biography and about Ruby after I showed them the photograph of the adult Ruby Bridges. Their first question was, “Can she come and visit us at our school?” This made me realize that books with hand-drawn or painted illustrations may not have the same relevance to students as nonfiction texts with photographs because they don't really connect with characters unless they feel they are realistic. Once they had seen the photographs and learned about Ruby’s adult activities, I saw an increased interest in students in Ruby’s life. This is something to remember when planning other lessons.      

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Ruby Bridges Biography - What Happened Next?

Unit 1: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: and respond to text dependent questions about Ruby Bridges 1954 - Biography

Big Idea: We read to understand and learn.

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English / Language Arts, contextual vocabulary, biography, text structure
  50 minutes
ruby bridges 21 sept 2010
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