Walking Tall

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Six-year old Ruby Bridges' role in the desegregation of New Orleans' William Frantz Public School is the subject of a comprehension exercise that asks young readers to respond to a series of questions based on the provided passage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Collect and project other images of the Little Rock Nine and Ruby Bridges
  • Use the exercise as part of a study of the bravery of children in difficult situations or of discrimination
Pros

  • The reading passage focuses on how the non-violent actions of Bridges and the Little Rock Nine brought about change
  • The multiple choice questions encourage close reading of the passage, while the written response prompts ask for personal response and interpretation
Cons

  • None
Common Core