Informational (nonfiction), 1,176 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 960L
Ellis Island was the first piece of American soil on which millions of immigrants stepped. These people went on to become American citizens and courageously start a new life in a new land. Ellis Island provides students a comprehensive look at the history of Ellis Island and the role it played for so many who immigrated to the United States. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships and the use of position words.
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ancestor, dangerous, descendants, economy, exhausted, persecution, quarters, sanitation, venture
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Determine cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Position Words : Identify and use position words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class