ELA1R6f: The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. The student makes connections between texts and/or personal experiences.
ELA1R4i: The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. The student recognizes cause-and-effect relationships in text.
ELA1W1a: The student begins to demonstrate competency in the writing process. The student writes texts of a length appropriate to address a topic and tells a story.
Brilliant Star Objective:
Personal Style: Students will be able to describe how they are unique and how they are similar to others.
Readability Level: 3.1
Vocabulary: coincidence, loyal, bitter, murmured, recited, sensitive
Questions: Before Reading:
What is a copycat?
Why might someone want to copy someone else?
Why might someone enjoy being copied?
Why might someone not enjoy being copied?
How would you feel if someone called up a copycat?
How might it feel to be a new student and try to fit in with new people?
What did Ruby do when she met Angela?
Why do you think Ruby chose to copy Angela?
What did Ruby like to do every time she left school?
How did Angela and Miss Hart begin to feel about Ruby copying them?
How did Miss Hart help Ruby?
What did Ruby learn that made her special?
What did she learn about how others are special?
Have you ever been new and tried to fit in?
Create a class book with each student creating a page with their name and something that they can do well – a strength. Compile the book together and when a new student enters the class during the school year, the student can acquaint themselves with the members of their class.