Coolies, by Yin, tells the story of Shek and his younger brother, Little Wong, who travel from China to California to work on the Transcontinental Railroad. The brothers plan to save enough money so their mother and younger brothers can join them. Inspired by actual events, the brothers' story reveals the dangerous work and discrimination Chinese immigrant workers faced working for the railroad.
The reading packet contains both pre-reading and post-reading activities for your students. It includes:
* All About China Pre-reading Worksheet with Answer Key
* Coolies Comprehension Questions Worksheets (2) with Answer
* Directions and Pattern for Story Elements Chinese Lantern
* Postcard Writing Activity