Immigration: For a Better Life

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Teacher Created Materials, May 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Act out the story of two families who immigrate to America in hopes of having a better life! This title teaches children about the hardships of the journey that immigrants endured and the payoff of American citizenship. The roles in this script are written at varying reading levels, allowing teachers to use differentiation strategies to assign specific roles to students who are at different reading levels. This feature allows all students to engage in the activity, participating, performing, and feeling successful while building fluency! By performing this charming story with their peers, students will also practice important skills like reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures. An accompanying poem and song are also included in the script, providing students with additional fluency practice. All of the features in this colorful, leveled script make it the perfect tool to get all students to enjoy participating and practicing fluency.

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About the author (2009)

Harriet Isecke, MA and M. Ed., has served for over 35 years as a teacher, literacy coach, and district administrator and is the recipient of several local and state education awards. Her published works include numerous children's picture books, reader's theater plays, primary source guides for students, and differentiated instructional materials for teachers. Harriet speaks at state, national, and international conferences and provides workshops for K-12 educators.