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  • Speculation About Effects Essay
    to go home with her family Think about what you know about Rifka What will happen to her next Writing Directions Speculate about Rifka s future Convince other students who will read your paper what Rifka s life in America will be like Use her resiliency factors as evidence to support your prediction of her future State reasons why you think Rifka s life will be as you see it Refer back to her letters to support your reasons You may include conversation and or a scene from her new life in America Procedure Brainstorm what life in America might be like for Rifka i e hard full or continued adversity and problems or easy with success in schooling and life or some mixture of both Optional Student Handout Have students individually select one possible circumstance they want to develop into an essay Ask students to quickwrite to explain why they selected this circumstance Have students identify evidence in the story which supports their prediction Ask students to reexamine Rifka s letters and their journal responsives for possible support for student conclusions Brainstorm how Rifka s resiliency factors will help her face life in America Discuss with students how they

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  • Autobiographical Incident
    will help your reader visualize the situation to see who was involved and what happened Share how your personal resiliency helped you handle this situation Let the reader know how you resolved your experience and how you felt at the time Finally show how you feel about it now and why this is a memorable incident A first draft is written after each statement has been considered This is followed by students reading it to peers who give feedback regarding ways to improve the essay Next students revise their initial draft and begin editing it for spelling punctuation sentence structure grammar etc Finally a publishable draft is written and publicly shared Procedure Ask students to develop a draft of an autobiographical incident essay In this essay students share an important event in their life in which they showed resiliency in overcoming a hardship or injustice The student writer should want the reader to experience the event as he she did The setting is established using vivid language establishing what could be seen heard smelled etc at the scene The participants are introduced and roles explained The reader is kept interested through details and conversation that elaborate what happened during the

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  • Language Arts Web Links
    after winning the Newbery medal for Out of the Dust Return to the top Museums An Interactive Tour of Ellis Island An immigrant goes through each step of the process in passing through Ellis Island to America brought to you by Scholastic Ellis Island The National Park Service operates the museum today and presents this Web site of information California Museum of Photography Ellis Island Photographs 1900 1920 A wonderful collection of photographs from Ellis Island are available at this site Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles CA This Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum has provided many resources for students Return to the top Historical Immigration Information The American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island Search passenger lists from ships bringing over 22 million immigrants to the U S between 1892 and 1924 Look at family scrapbooks or research the immigrant experience American Life Histories Manuscripts from 1936 1940 Federal Writer s Project American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library Learn about America s past and immigrants ancestors through games and activities Ellis Island Through America s Gateway International Channel Network s collection of resources including an historical overview the journey through America s gateway Ellis Island today and links to the Oral History Project and the Ellis Island CookBook The Immigrant Journey Follow an immigrant s journey across the sea to America through each checkpoint at Ellis Island as presented by Liberty State Park Immigration History Research Center The materials in the center collections are largely the products of the immigrants and their descendants Immigration the Living Mosaic A look at the many different groups of people entering the United States from the late 1500 s to the present A timeline is included with links to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Tips for Researching Ancestors

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  • Language Arts Web Links
    Author Spotlight Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Avi Bruce Balan Haemi Balgassi Jan Brett Larry Dane Brimner Beverly Cleary Roald Dahl Tomie dePaola R L Stine Dr Seuss Fairrosa Cyber Library Mem Fox Virginia Hamilton Karen Hesse Jackie French Koller Michael McCurdy L M Montgomery Deborah Morris Real Kids Real Adventures Official Katherine Paterson Site Gary Paulsen Beatrix Potter Collections Beatrix Potter More Than a Rabbit s Tail Roland Smith Zilpha

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  • Gail's Teacher's Corner
    page NONFICTION BOOKS Freedman Russell Immigrant Kids New York Scholastic Inc 1980 Jacobs William Ellis Island New Hope in a New Land New York Macmillan 1990 Levine Ellen If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island Scholastic 1993 Levinson Nancy Smiler Turn of the Century New York Lodestarr Books 1994 Back to the top of the page RELATED BOOKS Characters that Develop Perseverence Buss Fran Leeper Journey of the Sparows New York Dell Publishing 1991 Canfield Jack Chicken Soup for the Soul FL Health Communications Inc 1993 Choi Sook Nyul Echoes of the White Giraffe South Holland Il Bantam Doubleday Dell Books 1993 Choi Sook Nyul Year of Impossible Good byes New York Dell Publishing 1991 Cohen Barbara Gooseberries to Oranges New York Lathrop Leed Shepard Books 1982 Cushman Karen Catherine Called Birdy Boston Clarion Books 1993 DeFelice Cynthia Weasel Macmillan Child 1991 Lasky Kathryn Dreams in the Golden Country The Diary of Zipporah Feldman A Jewish Immigrant Girl New York Scholastic Inc 1998 Lasky Kathryn The Night Journey New York Puffin Books 1943 Lowry Lois Number the Stars New York Dell 1989 Naylor Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh Avon 1991 O Dell Scott Island of the Blue Dolphin Dell 1978 Wiesel Elie Night Bantam 1982 Whelan Gloria Good bye Vietnam New York Random House Inc 1993 Back to the top of the page MAGAZINES Cricket Ages 9 14 A literary magazine filled with fairy stories folk tales fantasy science fiction history biographies poems science sports and crafts written by award winning authors Published monthly 32 97 The Cricket Magazine Group Box7434 Red Oak IA 51591 2434 1 800 967 0227 Cobblestone the History Magazine for Young People A magazine focusing on single topics in the area of history such as immigration famous people ancient Greeks etc Historic photographs original illustrations primary

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  • Gail's Teacher's Corner
    Art of Teaching Reading Longman 2001 Caulkins Lucy The Art of Teaching Writing Portsmouth NH Heinemann 1987 Claggett Fran Drawing Your Own Conclusions Portsmouth NH Heinemann 1992 Cunningham Patricia M Hall Dorothy Making Big Words Columbus OH Good Apple Inc 1994 Cunningham Patricia M Hall Dorothy P Month By Month Phonics for Upper Grades A Second Chance for Struggling Readers and Students Learning English Carson Dellosa Publishing Company 1998 Daniels Harvey A Literature Circles Voice and Choice in the Student Centered Classroom York Maine Stenhouse Publishers 1994 Fletcher Ralph Craft Lessons Forester Anne and Reinhard Margaret On the Move Teaching the Learner s Way in Grades 4 7 Grand Forks ND Peguis Publishers 1991 Concrete examples for reating a powerful classroom where students are actively reading writing and speaking Fox Mem Radical Reflections Passionate Opinions about Teaching Learning and Living New York Harcourt Brace 1993 Fox Mem Reading Magic Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever Harvest Original Harcourt Inc 2001 Gentry J Richard and Gillet Jean W Teaching Kids to Spell Portsmouth NH Heinemann 1992 Synthesis of what research says about the teaching of spelling and how to successfully integrate spelling instruction in your classroom Graves Donald A Fresh Look at Writing Porsmouth NH Heinemann 1994 Reflections upon the new research on teaching writing Very clearly stated Harste Jerome C Short Kathy G Burke Carol Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers The Reading Writing Connection Portsmouth NH Heinemann 1988 Harvey Stephanie Nonfiction Matters Reading Writing and Researching Grades 3 8 Stenhouse 1998 Harvey Stephanie Goudis Anne Strategies That Work Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding Stenhouse 2000 Hill Bonnie Johnson Nancy Moe Katherine Literature Circle and Response Christopher Gordon 1995 Keene Ellin Oliver Mosaic of Thought Teaching Comprehension in a Reader s Workshop Heinemann 1997 Opitz

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  • Gail's Teacher's Corner
    valuable addition to our natonal identity The book is based on the diary of a young girl Hest Amy When Jessie Came Across the Sea Candlewick Press 1997 A thirteen year old Jewish girl from an Eastern European country is given a ticket to America by the rabbi so she reluctantly leaves her grandmother and emigrates to New York City There Jessie works for three years sewing lace and earning money to bring Grandmother to the United States too Jacobs William Jay Ellis Island New Hope in a New Land Scribner 1990 Authentic black and white photographs illustrate this easy to read account of this famous entry point to America Kurelek William They Sought a New World Tundra Books 1985 Kurelek wanted to paint the history of every immigrant group to North America An immigrant himself from the Ukraine he knew what it took to be an immigrant and dedicated himself to recording it Lawlor Veronica ed I Was Dreaming to Come to America Viking 1995 A collection of short memoirs that were collected by the Ellis Island Oral History Project which began in 1973 The author who selected these memoirs from the Ellis Island archives also created the illustrations Levitin Sonia Journey to America Macmillan 1986 This story of a young Jewish girl who comes to America from Adolph Hitler s Germany to meet her father offers a picture of the world being turned upside down How people show kindness or cruelty to the refugees is part of the story Sandler Martin W Immigrants A Library of Congress Book HarperCollins Publishers 1995 Using pictures and print materials from the Library of Congress the author tells the story of immigration through Ellis Island in the late 1800s Text is easily accessible for middle school readers and enables them to visualize

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  • Language Arts Teacher's Corner
    the use of the Internet and library resources Other resources include a list of fiction and nonfiction books and examples of student projects Family Tree Lesson plans designed for a 5th grade unit in which students create a 4 generation family tree keep a journal create a family crest and write a short autobiography Glossary of Terms related to Judaism Helpful glossary of terms related to Judaism How Do I Become a Storyteller Suggestions of ways to get started from Dr Flora Joy How to Write a Family History Here s a list of interview questions you can use to help you write your own story or someone else s life history The Immigrant Journey Follow an immigrant s journey across the sea to America through each checkpoint at Ellis Island as presented by Liberty State Park Immigration History Research Center The materials in the center collections are largely the products of the immigrants and their descendants Immigration the Living Mosaic A look at the many different groups of people entering the United States from the late 1500 s to the present A timeline is included with links to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty An Interactive Tour of Ellis Island An immigrant goes through each step of the process in passing through Ellis Island to America brought to you by Scholastic Journey to America WebQuest by Donna Kowker helps students appreciate what it was like to leave their homeland and set out on an adventure to a new life in America Judaism Jewish Resources Numerous resources to understand more about Judaism Learning About Immigration Through Oral History This site was developed to give students the experience of oral history and to appreciate the process of historiography Also included is information on the importance of oral history and guidelines for putting together an oral history project Map Machine Map resources from National Geographic Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles CA This Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum has provided many resources for the classroom Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection This large map collection includes historical maps Religious Freedom Home Page This non denominational informational web site provides historical background and readable access to established laws that protect this right Tips for Researching Ancestors Who Immigrated Ideas to help you find out more about your ancestors and when they immigrated Using Oral History Lesson Overview This unit provides resources to teach history through oral histories and includes teacher materials student lesson and primary source sets US Holocaust Memorial Museum Find i nformation on current and upcoming exhibits see the online exhibitions and explore the Holocaust Learning Center Return to top Professional Development California Language Arts SCORE Project Resources such as lesson plans literature collections assessment portfolios standards and more for language arts instruction based on the California framework California Reading Association California teachers professional reading association Education Index Search with the Web Weasel through this incredible wealth of resources by subject or grade level You will find educational resources and more at

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