This activity is best if done prior to reading Breaking Through chapter 4. The activity can be done with any article that is similar to what the character experiences with being separated from his family or deportation in chapters 1-3 of the novel. On Newsela, there is an article titled, “A Mexican mother longs to be reunited with her family in America”
that I use with my students. I use this activity as homework, but you may also use it in the classroom. If you use a Newsela article online, you can adjust the lexile level to accommodate different reading levels in your classroom!