Letters From Rifka

Letters from Rifka PDF
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America. "America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?" I was silent for a little time. "I will do everything there," I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind. Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair. Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.


Letters From Rifka

Letters from Rifka PDF
Author: Mary Dennis
Publisher: Learning Links
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 33
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Book Description:
Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.


Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse PDF
Author: Nzingha Clarke
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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Karen Hesse is a celebrated children's author and one of the very best historical fiction writers today. As a child growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, she faced illness, family problems, and feelings of isolation. Escaping her problems through books and writing, she earned positive reinforcement from teachers and her neighborhood librarian. Awaiting the birth of her first child years later, she began reading children's literature, inspired especially by the works of Katherine Paterson. This biography traces the inspirational process behind such works as her Newbery Medal-winner Out of the Dust.


Puzzle Pack

Puzzle Pack PDF
Author: Mary B. Collins
Publisher:
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 142
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Each Puzzle Pack contains a variety of puzzles, worksheets, and games to reinforce important content like characters' names, places, symbols, and important details as well as vocabulary words within the text. Includes: Crosswords - Word Searches - Matching - Fill In The Blanks - Juggle Letters - Magic Squares - Bingo Cards - Answer Keys. Puzzle Packs are also useful as fun, quick assessments, activities for students who finish work early, things to fill in odd amounts of time left in class, extra credit assignments, emergency plans for substitute teachers, and additional study aids. All materials are reproducible for use in your classroom. Puzzle Packs are available for 160 different works of literature.


Trumpet Club Special Edition

Trumpet Club Special Edition PDF
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher:
Category : Emigration and immigration
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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Book Description:
In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others emigrate to America.


Out Of The Dust

Out of the Dust PDF
Author: Tara McCarthy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Book Description:
Teacher resource for running literature circles.


Literature Connections To World History K 6

Literature Connections to World History  K 6 PDF
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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Book Description:
Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items