Ruby Finds A Worry by Tom Percival


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Left unattended, little worries grow and become big worries. In Ruby Finds A Worry, a young girl named Ruby carries a worry with her as it gets bigger and bigger, until one day she figures out what to do to make it go away.

Strategy Instruction Possibilities:


  • Set purpose for reading.
  • Use prior knowledge to predict and connect with text.
  • Retell; include sequence of main events.
  • Use text features to learn important information.
  • Analyze how visual elements integrate and contribute to the meaning of text.


  • Look carefully at letters and words.
  • Recognize high-frequency words on sight.


  • Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody.
  • Read voraciously.

Expand Vocabulary:

  • Tune in to interesting words.
  • Use word parts.


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