Informational (nonfiction), 2,353 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1090L
With the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941, prejudice toward Japanese Americans erupted in the United States, leading to the incarceration of thousands of Japanese American citizens. Japanese American Incarceration During World War II is a powerful and important text that will help students understand the causes and implications of the imprisonment of a group of people on the basis of fear and prejudice. It encourages readers not to repeat the mistakes of history. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions while reading.
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions
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Recognize and use proper nouns as names of places
Identify and use prefixes dis-, mis-, and un- to change the meaning of words
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