Ruby Finds a Worry activities and lesson plan ideas
Ruby Finds a Worry activities and lesson plan ideas
Ruby Finds a Worry activities and lesson plan ideas
Ruby Finds a Worry activities and lesson plan ideas
Ruby Finds a Worry activities and lesson plan ideas
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Ruby Finds a Worry activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Ruby Finds a Worry Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Tom Percival's book. Read aloud the picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.

 

THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

☐ making connections

☐ ask and answer questions

☐ identify the main idea

☐ cause and effect

☐ identifying theme | message | moral

☐ author's purpose

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ taking ownership

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ verb tense

☐ base words

☐ compound words

☐ homophones

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Ruby was an ordinary, happy girl until one day she found a worry. It started out very small but grew bigger and bigger over time. The worry followed Ruby everywhere she went and she thought it might never go away. Rudy stopped enjoying the things she used to love.

Ruby was in the park one day when she noticed a boy sitting alone. He looked sad. The boy looked like how she felt and Ruby realized that other people have worries too. Ruby sat down with the boy and asked him what was on his mind. As he started talking, Ruby noticed his worry began to shrink. She started to talk to the boy about her worry and it got so small it was barely there. While Ruby still gets a worry from time to time, she now knows how to take care of it: by talking to someone!

THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:

 Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
 Social-Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
 Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
 Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
 Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
 Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space

 Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution

 Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book

 Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)

 Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

 Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
 Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

 Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

 Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another

 Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

 Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

 Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board

 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping

 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list-making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • book reviews

INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:

➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)

➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables