Students write stories about family members who moved from another country
to America, or from one location to another--another community or even another
home or school. They send their stories to Gail, and she posts them here to
share with other students across the U.S.
- Before reading Letters from Rifka, a story about a young
girl's trip from Russia to America, students write their own stories of family
members moving from one location to another. Some involve a move from one
country to another, some involve a move into a new community, new home across
town, or going to a new school.
- Students may want to research the location of their ancestors' home town,
country, and the events that were occuring at the time and place of their
move and include this information in their stories.
- Teachers may also want students to conduct background research on topics
such as the location of Rifka's home town, her trip from Ukraine to America,
or treatment of Jews by the Russians.
- To find information on these topics, the following Web
Resources may be helpful.
Letters from Rifka Index
Gail and Rhoda's Electronic Classroom
Language Arts Resources
TEAMS Electronic Hallway
TEAMS Home Page
LACOE Home Page