Help students understand some of the "push" factors that motivated European immigrants to travel to Ellis Island in the late 1800s and early 1900s while teaching them a literacy strategy known as 'Somebody-Wanted-But-So" (from Notice and Note: Nonfiction Text). Students read with a purpose in mind: identifying the "characters" in the history, their goals, their obstacles, and how they tried to overcome them. Students complete a chart in which they identify two of the many "somebodies" in the story. A sample answer is provided to help students understand the process. As a bonus, the download includes a European map (c. 1914) for students to label as a reference to the many peoples mentioned in the article.