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Activity Overview


An exceptional way for your students to follow a story is for them to track the events from it. Not only is this a great way to teach the parts of a plot, but it also reinforces major events, which helps students develop better understanding of how the events fit together to provide the overall structure of the story.


The Story of Ruby Bridges Sequence of Events Example

MAIN EVENT 1

In 1957, Ruby's family moved to New Orleans. Her parents both got jobs and took their children to church every week.


MAIN EVENT 2

In 1960, a judge ordered four black children to go to an all-white elementary school. Ruby was one of the girls chosen, she had to go to a school all alone.


MAIN EVENT 3

Ruby would walk daily by mobs of angry white people to get to Frantz Elementary. She was guarded by the marshals. This went on for months.


MAIN EVENT 4

Every day Ruby went to school and was all alone. The white people would not send their children to school. Ruby didn't mind; she wanted to learn.


MAIN EVENT 5

One day, Ruby forgot to say her daily prayer before she got to school. She stopped in front of the angry mob and said her prayer, then went to school. Her teacher was impressed.


MAIN EVENT 6

Afterword: Some white families sent their children to school with Ruby. Soon more black children attended Frantz Elementary along with the white ones.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Parts of a Story

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/2/3] Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/5] Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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