Coming to America: The Story of Immigration Book Study Pack

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This bundle contains everything you will need to teach immigration in your classroom. The pack focuses on Coming to America by Betsy Maestro, and includes many additional activities. This bundle includes…

Coming to America Comprehension Mini Book – This mini book was designed to guide comprehension while reading the story. 25 text dependent, higher level thinking questions are provided. Graphic organizers are included as well. A world map is featured on the back to help students keep track of the countries mentioned in the book. An answer key is provided.

Coming to America Close Reading Assessment - This assessment features 21 text dependent, multiple choice questions and three opened ended response questions. Some questions require students to choose more than one answer. Vocabulary and comprehension are both found within the assessment. An answer key is provided with this assessment.

Coming to America World Maps – Two world maps are provided to help students keep track of all the countries mentioned in the story. A color map and a blank map are both provided.

Coming to America Poster Project – Students will create a poster persuading new immigrants to come to America. Students will develop at least three reasons why America is the best choice for new immigrants. A grading rubric is included in this pack.

Ancestor Information Sheet – Send this simple sheet home with students to gather information about their ancestors and nationalities. Students will enjoy sharing this information during class discussion and finding their matching countries on a world map.

World Language Mini Book - This mini book introduces 14 world languages to students of all ages. Basic words and phrases from each language are included. Pronunciations for some languages are in parenthesis. A color coded language map and a blank map are included.

The Irish Potato Famine Close Reading Passage - This original, historical fiction reading passage was created to introduce immigration to students of all ages. The passage describes the adventure of a young girl, and her family as they leave Ireland and travel to America. The story describes details of the Irish Potato Famine, and gives insight into the immigration process. Fifteen text-dependent comprehension questions are featured after reading. All questions are designed to meet Common Core Standards. An answer key is provided. Key reading comprehension skills such as analyzing character traits, identifying genre, making inferences, vocabulary acquisition, comparing and contrasting, determining main idea, theme, sequence, and point of view are covered with this reading passage. A teacher copy of the text provides additional background knowledge about the subject matter.


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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Coming to America: The Story of Immigration Book Study Pack
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Coming to America: The Story of Immigration Book Study Pack
Coming to America: The Story of Immigration Book Study Pack
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