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Books Tell the Story

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Books Tell the Story
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Print Books Tell the Story Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.82

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Davey, internment, fiction, based, newly, camps, refuses, ragged, people, early, language, stories, return, ship, country, during
     content words:    Allen Say, United States, After Grandfather, World War II, Northern Ireland, Jin Woo, How Many Days, In How Many Days, Wide Dark Sea, Mayflower Journey


Books Tell the Story
By Jane Runyon
  

1     People like to tell stories. Thousands of years ago, fathers told their sons about their adventures. The sons told the same stories to their children. Later, humans developed written language. Stories could be put into books and saved. People wrote of journeys to new homes. Many of the stories are fiction, but they are based on real life experiences. You are now going to read about some of these books.
 
2     Allen Say is an author. In Grandfather's Journey, he recalls the trip his grandfather made from his native Japan to the United States. Years later, he and his family return to Japan. Grandfather tells his grandchildren how he misses the mountains and rivers of California. After Grandfather dies, his grandson goes to California. He wants to see for himself what his grandfather loved. Allen Say's words and illustrations show us what it was like for Japanese immigrants. Home of the Brave tells of life in internment camps during World War II. A Japanese mother teaches her children about her early life in America in Tree of Cranes.
 
3     Eve Bunting came to America from Northern Ireland. Two of her books are Jin Woo and How Many Days to America? Davey learns to love his newly adopted Korean brother in Jin Woo. In How Many Days to America? a family is forced to leave their Caribbean island home. They sail to America in a small fishing boat. The trip is anything but easy.

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Immigration
             Immigration


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities



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