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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Guided Reading Lesson
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Retell to understand text
Identify authorís purpose
Discriminate initial consonant br-blend
Identify initial consonant br-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use possessive nouns
Memorize and use the high-frequency words her and she
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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