Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Pull Factors in Immigration


Pull Factors in Immigration
Print Pull Factors in Immigration Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.87

     challenging words:    ambition, tempest-tossed, expansion, wretched, better, immigrate, economic, westward, tolerance, nation, equality, unable, permanent, factor, cheap, base
     content words:    United States

Pull Factors in Immigration
By Patti Hutchison

1     "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Emma Lazarus.
2     This quote is written on the base of the Statue of Liberty. It welcomes immigrants to the "land of opportunity," the United States. For many years, freedom in the U.S. pulled immigrants to this country.
3     Pull factors help emigrants decide where to move to. Pull factors are conditions in another country that attract people to move there. Pull factors give people the idea that life would be better somewhere else.

Paragraphs 4 to 10:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable

Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!

Feedback on Pull Factors in Immigration
Leave your feedback on Pull Factors in Immigration   (use this link if you found an error in the story)


More Lessons
             High School Reading Comprehensions and High School Reading Lessons

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?  
    National Parks and Monuments  
    Native Americans  
    Presidents of the United States  
    Women's History  

United States History
    A Nation Divided
    A New Nation
    After the Civil War
    American Revolution  
    Cold War
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
    Lewis and Clark
    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
    The Great Depression
    The United States Grows
    The War of 1812  
    Wild, Wild West  
    World War I
    World War II  

50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit

Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities

Copyright © 2018 edHelper