The Story of Ruby Bridges Literacy Unit for Special Ed PRINT and DIGITAL



Includes: 32 pages and 14 google slides
Duration: 1 week
Answer Key: included


The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles is a great choice for black history month and is for students with autism and special learning needs.
This 32 page unit on The Story of Ruby Bridges is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.
****There are digital versions of the activities included. There are 14 google slides including a differentiated set and a movie of the book read aloud. SEE THE VIDEO PREVIEW FOR A WALK-THROUGH OF THE SLIDES.
See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included.

The Story of Ruby Bridges Unit Includes:

⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.

In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Ruby Bridges activities in color
  • Ruby Bridges activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities (includes video of book read aloud)


The Story of Ruby Bridges Activities:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on Ruby Bridges
  • Circle map on perseverance
  • Word map on forgiveness
  • Word map on segregation
  • Sequence the main events from Ruby’s childhood
  • Writing prompt: I can do tough things
  • 14 google slides
There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting but also for exposing them to age-appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.
I also have a blog post on reading to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES: