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Angel Island


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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.51

     challenging words:    people, skates, traveled, immigration, longer, stayed, jail, jobs, prove, roller, know, ranch, money, state, visit, station
     content words:    Ellis Island, East Coast, Angel Island, West Coast, San Francisco Bay, Ice Age, Native Americans, On Angel Island, National Historic Landmark

Angel Island
By Jody Williams

1     Most people know about Ellis Island. It is on the East Coast. It was a stopping point for immigrants. Most of the immigrants were from Europe. What about Angel Island? It is on the West Coast. It was a stopping point for immigrants. Most of the immigrants were from China.
2     Today, Angel Island is a part of California. It is in the San Francisco Bay. Thousands of years ago it was a part of the mainland. Ice melted after the Ice Age. Water covered part of the land. The land that was left was an island. It was called Angel Island. Native Americans used the island. They used it for a fishing area. They used it for a hunting area. Years later it was used as a ranch area. Ranchers raised cattle there.
3     In 1910, Angel Island was used as an immigration station. Angel Island was like Ellis Island. It was called "The Ellis Island of the West." People from Europe came to the U.S. to find jobs. People from China were looking for the same thing. There were some differences. People from Europe traveled to Ellis Island. People from China traveled to Angel Island. Most people had to wait a few hours on Ellis Island. On Angel Island, the wait was longer. People from China had to wait weeks. Some had to wait months. Some waited years. They had to live there. They stayed in buildings. Immigrants from China said they felt it was like a jail.

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