Questions: What does Ruby do in her own time? Is the duck’s name Ruby? Her mother says she is small and precious. Have you heard of a jewel called a ruby?
Characterization: List all of Ruby’s traits.
Word choice: Directional words such as upon and beside. Put you hand beside you head. Put your hand upon your head.
Counting: Count the eggs.
What can we infer is the reason a mother duck would sit on her nest in the howling wind and driving rain?
Text-to-self connections: Do any of you have brothers or sisters who do things before you?
Compare and contrast Ruby and her brothers and sisters:
Her brothers and sisters do things at the expected time. Ruby does things when she is ready which is usually after her brothers and sisters do it.
Sequencing: Sequence the skills that Ruby learns.
Synthesis: Are all kids the same and do things at about the same time? Share a personal example of something you have seen others figure out how to do before or after you.
Text-to-text with other Ruby book and with Lucy Goose Goes to Texas by Holly Bea.