Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

The Story of Ruby Bridges

thestoryofrubybridges

The Story of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition.  Written by Robert Coles, Illustrated by George Ford. Scholastic Paperbacks, c. 201o.

Reading Level: 730L

Synopsis: Ruby Bridges was the first African American female to integrate into the elementary schools in the Southern city of New Orleans.  This story, told in picture book form, tells the story of young Ruby as she struggles to survive and just be a normal kid in the integrated south.

Rationale for classroom use: This biography would be a good introduction to non-fiction along with a social studies unit on integration. 

Common Core Connection: Reading Informational texts and learning about historical events in the U.S. during the 1960’s.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on June 10, 2013 by in Informational Texts, Picturebooks, Uncategorized and tagged , , , .

NCSU Teaching KidLit

The Horn Book

%d bloggers like this: