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  • Choose a country from which people emigrate to the United States, research it, and then answer the fact (When was the first “wave” of immigrants to the United States from this country?) and opinion (If you lived in that country, would you immigrate to the United States?) questions.
  • Why did immigrants come to the United States? This factual comprehension passage explains some of the many reasons. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, one essay question and 5 short answer questions.
  • Oysters, pirates, and ammunition... this fact-filled reading comprehension traces the history of the island from its early days to 1892, when it became an immigration station. It is followed by multiple choice, short essay, and short answer questions.
  • This factual reading comprehension describes the end of Ellis Island as an immigration station, and its rebirth as American landmark. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 1 essay question and 5 short response questions.
  • "Imagine you are in line at Ellis Island. What are some of the things you are thinking about?"... These seven writing prompts (available both with lined and illustrated paper or all on one page for students to answer in their own journals) are a fantastic enhancement to our Ellis Island materials.
  • An introduction to immigration to the United States is followed by one page comprehensions (with short answer questions for each page) for emigrants by continent.
  • This fact-filled reading comprehension text describes the immigration experience for new arrivals at Ellis Island. It is followed by 4 multiple choice, 1 essay questions and 5 short answer questions.
  • Learning about Ellis Island? Bring the lesson to life with this activity, in which students play immigrants, interpreters, examiners, etc. Signs for the various stations (medical, etc.); instructions for examiners, and "documents" for immigrants to carry are all included.
  • This fact-filled reading comprehension describes the function of Ellis Island as an immigration station from 1892 – 1954. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short response questions.
  • Review important vocabulary related to Ellis Island and the immigrant experience with this crossword puzzle.
  • 20 questions to review understanding of the function of Ellis Island and its role in the immigrant experience.
  • A factual reading comprehension on the historical mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke.
  • "His name was changed at Ellis Island"... or was it? Learn the truth with this factual reading comprehension. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 1 essay question and 5 short response questions.
  • All six of our Ellis Island reading comprehensions, tracing the history of Ellis Island, are here in one easy download.
  • Use this 'Book: Letters from Rifka (middle/high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Letters from Rifka (middle/high school)'. Vocabulary review, geography, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Karen Hesse's touching story, told via a Jewish girl's letters to her cousin as she moves across Europe in an effort to emigrate to America.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Grandfather's Journey (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Grandfather's Journey (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Allen Say's 1994 Caldecott-winning story of family history, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: Molly's Pilgrim (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Molly's Pilgrim (upper elem)'. The pages for this book unit include: 1 page of background information and suggested activities and discussion topics; a writing activity on moving to a new country; a writing activity about a time when you felt that you were different from others; an story boarding activity; a compare and contrast activity including Venn Diagram; templates for differentiated activities choices; and templates for rubrics and scoring student work; a word search and answer key. (11 pages)