Theme: Honesty, friendship, feelings
Reading skills and strategies: Strong thought, cause and effect, sequencing, beginning, middle, end, plot, problem & solution, story elements, connections, characterization, compare & contrast, and leveled questions using Bloom’s.
Genre: Realistic fiction
Vocabulary: Imaginable, treasures, twirling, startled, mumbled, and guilty (I have added “guilty” not because it is a word in the story but because it is a feeling that Ruthie experiences.)
Writing: Letter writing, personal narrative using dialogue, journal entry
Students can use this book to Compare and Contrast 3 ways!
- Characters:Compare Ruthie to Martin
- Student to Characters: Students can compare themselves to Ruthie or Martin
- Book to Book: Students can compare this book to another text
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