Thursday, February 5, 2015

A mini unit on Ruby Bridges



I'm proud to join up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a special 5 for Friday. Today I will be sharing our mini unit on Ruby. Everything I did was free! 

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We started off with reading the book, The Story of Ruby Bridges. We were lucky enough to have a class set of this award winning book. 

Don't have the book? No worries, you an find it being read online. Click here.

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WE then went into a discussion session. A HUGE one. Their ideas and words touched my heart. Some of the kids didn't grasp how Ruby must of felt. So I showed a quick clip of the of movie of Ruby Bridges. I just showed the part where she went to school for the first time. After I showed the clip, the discussion continued. I heart my kids!

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We then moved into character traits. I had the kiddos work together to find character traits of Ruby. They used sticky notes to write the trait. They also had to write the evidence to support the trait they picked AND provide the page number. 

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WE then came together whole group and placed our sticky notes on an anchor chart that I created. I got the idea from Learning with Firsties

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Finally, we created an opinion writing piece on the character trait that best showed who Ruby was as a person. They had to support their opinion with evidence. I love how this cuties turned out!

I have one more thing for you all. Three Ruby Bridges Response to Literature Lesson Plans (for free). Click here to download them!

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Great post about Ruby!! We're going to move onto her a little later this month. I love that crafitivty display! :o)
    Happy Weekend!
    Munchkins Inc.