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Chicago is Unique Because of its People


Chicago is Unique Because of its People
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.07

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    vendors, large, city, various, mostly, homeland, business, unique, difference, district, downtown, ethnic, parade, train, center, north
     content words:    Lake Michigan, Chinese New Year, Hispanic/ Latin, South American, Hispanic Heritage Month, Mid Eastern


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Chicago is Unique Because of its People
By Dianne Fiedler
  

1     Chicago is a large city that is home to people who have migrated from all over the world. People move to Chicago from far away places to live with family or friends who arrived there first. They came by train, plane, boat, and automobiles to live in this great city of difference.
 
2     The center of Chicago is called the Loop or downtown. It is here that you can see tall buildings, some of the tallest in the world. As you travel away from the Loop there are communities of different ethnic (foreign) cultures. But you cannot travel east out of downtown because of Lake Michigan.
 
3     When you travel south of the Loop, you will find areas like Chinatown. The buildings are designed similar to the buildings you see in books about China. The roofs have a unique shape. The store signs are written in Chinese and in English. This community celebrates many of the same holidays as their homeland, such as the Chinese New Year. They celebrate with a parade. They also celebrate the holidays of the U.S.

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