This anthology shares stories of immigration to the United States from four perspectives:
Part I-Immigration in Early America,
Part II-Patterns and Problems,
Part III-Immigrant Stories, and
Part IV-Attitudes and Policies.
Select one story to read from each of the four sections. Feel free to jot notes in your notebook as you read.
- After you’ve read the story, take 5-10 minutes to collect your impressions in your notebook. This is a time to write ideas as they come to you – do not agonize or organize. You might choose to react to a quote or episode in the story (be sure to write down the quote or event)
- Answer the Questions to Consider in your notebook (you may collaborate on this step).
- For each story, sum up the main idea of the story in 1 or 2 sentences, then use bullet points to back up this main idea with 3-4 pieces of evidence from the text.
- Finally, having decided what is the heart of the story, decide on a symbol that best represents the message of the author. (You might find it helpful to imagine that you are illustrating a movie poster or book cover .) This can be done digitally or on paper and about the size of a CD cover. All artwork must be original. See one example below.