The Story of Ruby Bridges - Vocabulary

Updated: 4/7/2017
The Story of Ruby Bridges - Vocabulary
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The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Lesson Plans by Ashley Trudeau

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles is a true story about one of the first African-American girls to attend an all-white school in New Orleans after desegregation. Through Coles’ words and George Ford’s illustrations, readers are enticed by Ruby’s courage and willingness to face adversity.


The Story of Ruby Bridges

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The Story of Ruby Bridges Vocabulary lesson plan

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  • PERSUADE
  • Please, please, pleaseeee! I want this! I'll clean my room!
  • MARSHAL
  • Ugh, why do you always have to irritate me. I'm doing homework!
  • IRRITATE
  • Honey, I told you to clean your room.
  • v. to cause someone to do something through reasoning or argument "They tried to persuade Ruby to move along."
  • n. an officer of the highest rank in the armed forces of some countries "The President of the United States ordered federal marshals to walk with Ruby into the school building."
  • v. to make someone annoyed, impatient, or angry "She didn't seem nervous or anxious or irritated or scared."
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