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Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges

by Ruby Bridges

In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step...

In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history.

Hardcover - 64 pages - $17.99
ISBN: 0590189239 (ISBN13: 9780590189231)
Published Sep 1, 1999 by Scholastic Press
First published 1999

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Ms. Rogers (Teacher)

at Republic Middle School, Republic, MO

Here since Jun 4, 2015

Open requests - 1 Books received - 2

I currently am in my fifth year of teaching and my fourth teaching 8th grade English. I strive to be a teacher-leader, constantly refining my teaching practices trying to do what is best for my students. One thing that I am really passionate about is giving students independent reading time each day in class. At the beginning of class I allow students 10-15 minutes to read independently. They may choose any novel they want, but they must read and conference with me about their novel throughout each week. I have found that through sustained independent reading, student reading achievement scores, overall academic success, and standardized test scores increase. I also wholeheartedly love the feeling of watching a student fall in love with a piece of literature, and I strive to continue bringing in novels to my classroom that I think they will enjoy.

the class

My 110 students attend a 6-8 middle school in rural Missouri. They come from a variety of socio-economical and racial backgrounds and academic levels. In my...

My 110 students attend a 6-8 middle school in rural Missouri. They come from a variety of socio-economical and racial backgrounds and academic levels. In my classroom specifically, I teach 8th grade English. My students have a variety of academic needs, ranging from IEP and ELL students to students that are far above grade level.

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