Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Ruby The Copycat will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of self esteem, this Ruby The Copycat picture book by Peggy Rathmann is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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- Read a summary of Ruby The Copycat. You can find it in the section below.
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RUBY THE COPYCAT SUMMARY
Ruby is a new student in Miss Hart’s class. She sits behind Angela, who has a pretty red bow in her hair. Ruby starts to copy Angela, she copies what Angela wears, says and does. Everyday at lunch, Ruby leaves school and comes back wearing something similar to Angela. At first, Angela likes when Ruby copies her but after a while she starts to get mad. Miss Hart talks to Ruby and tells Ruby she should be herself.
When Ruby returns to school, she is wearing red fingernails just like Miss Hart. When Miss Hart shares that she went to the opera over the weekend, Ruby says she went too. Miss Hart encourages Ruby to share something else she did this weekend. Ruby explains to the class that she hopped! She can hop sideways, forward, backward and with her eyes shut. Miss Hart encourages everyone to get up and do the Ruby Hop. For the first time, everyone else is copying Ruby.
RUBY THE COPYCAT LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based Ruby The Copycat reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- analyzing character
- plot (problem-solution)
- author’s purpose
- identifying theme, message, and moral
- analyzing illustrations
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- self esteem
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- plural nouns
- possessive nouns
- multiple meaning words
RUBY THE COPYCAT ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for Ruby The Copycat?
- Lexile® Measure: 500L
- Guided Reading Level: K
- DRA Level: 18
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.1
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Peggy Rathmann. It was illustrated by Peggy Rathmann.
What genre is Ruby The Copycat?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.