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Biography (nonfiction), 292 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 500L
Ruby Bridges shares the story of the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite protests and threats, Ruby continued going to school. Her courage opened the way for other African American children to attend schools previously closed to them. Use this inspiring story to also teach emergent readers about author's purpose and possessive nouns.
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Author's Purpose : Identify authorís purpose
Initial Blends : Discriminate initial consonant br-blend
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant br-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Possessive Nouns : Recognize and use possessive nouns
High-Frequency Words : Memorize and use the high-frequency words her and she
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