By Annika Thor
Two Jewish sisters depart Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and locate shelter in Sweden.
It's the summer season of 1939. Jewish sisters from Vienna--12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie--are despatched to Sweden to flee the Nazis. They count on to stick there six months, till their mom and dad can flee to Amsterdam; then all 4 will visit the USA. yet because the international battle intensifies, the women stay, each one along with her personal host family members, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.
Nellie fast settles in to her new atmosphere. She's proud of her foster kin and shortly favors the Swedish language over her local German. now not so for Stephie, who reveals it challenging to conform; she feels stranded on the finish of the realm, with a foster mom who's as chilly and unforgiving because the island itself. Her major fear, although, is her parents--and even if she's going to ever see them again.
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Ask your child to read the words he or she knows with you. 2. Reread the story aloud together. Be careful to read at a rate that your child can keep up with. 3. Repeat choral reading and allow your child to be the lead reader and ask him or her to change from a whisper to a loud voice while you follow along and change your voice. Text Comprehension: Discussion Time 1. Ask your child to retell the sequence of events in the story. 2. To check comprehension, ask your child the following questions: • How do you think the boy felt on page 10 when the other boy told him he couldn’t come up?
Lay) • Something you use to carry things (like your food in the lunchroom). (tray) • The color made by mixing white and black. (gray) • Something you use to clean things. (rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read.
4. Provide the following clues and help your child use the letters to make the correct words. Ask your child to write the words on the paper under “the playground”. indd 30 5/26/10 8:39 AM • A word that describes what you can do for fun with your friends. (play) • Where you plant seeds. (ground) • What you do when you use money to buy something. (pay) • A word used for weight. (pound) • What you do when you get in bed. (lay) • Something you use to carry things (like your food in the lunchroom).
A Faraway Island (A Faraway Island, Book 1) by Annika Thor