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Jump into traditional Chinese culture with budding readers as they examine vocabulary in context through Shirin Yim Bridge's book Ruby's Wish. This book is read on YouTube if you don't have it on hand. Scholars are briefly introduced to the in-text terms: accept, impressed, somber, summoned, and unusual. Help kids utilize context clues by asking them to raise their hands when they hear a vocabulary word. Then they make connections to familiar concepts through the comprehension questions. Visual learners may benefit from the graphic organizers linked here. The story makes mention of the California gold rush.
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