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This unit is based on the question, What Makes a Pilgrim? It compares five different texts:
How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story
The Lotus Seed
A Peddler's Dream
The Keeping Quilt
All have the same over all theme of immigration. Each book takes coming to America from a different part of the world and delves into the fact that people emigrated to America for a better way of life.
The unit consists of:
Comprehension questions for each of the five books.
Two sets of graphic organizers for comparing the similarities of the books as well as the differences.
I have included the Heritage Doll Project which my students will be doing. It is a clothespin doll which depicts the heritage of the student. There is a parent letter along with a questionnaire to help with the report part of the project.
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