RoJM Teaching Resources
RoJM Teaching Resources
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This is a reading comprehension with questions and activities relating to 6 year old Ruby Bridges who was the first African American to go to an all-white school in New Orleans. Her brave action paved the way for integration in schools. Topic can be used in Black history and Women’s history months.

Suitable for Year 1 and good readers.
It can be used in guided reading.

The story can be read aloud to the class.


  • Story of Ruby Bridges with colour and b/w pictures. The paragraphs are set out clearly with common sight words.
  • Two question sheets with Answers. One sheet has 4 questions with handwriting guide lines. The other sheet has 5 questions which includes a short writing activity.
  • Word work includes finding sight words and circling them; find words that rhyme; counting syllables; and ticking adjectives to describe Ruby.
  • Cloze/Missing word activity - There are six sentences with missing words. Children reread story and insert the missing words. There is a word bank to help them.
  • Cut/paste activity - Matching simple sentences to 4 pictures - ideal for reception children.

Includes Answer Key.

Learning Objectives: To learn about Ruby Bridges and how brave she was going to a school that did not want her because she was different.

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