Claim: Contributions of Chinese Immigrants

Understanding the Contribution of Chinese Immigrants

This lesson will expand understanding of the Chinese immigrant experience. Students will read an article about Chinese immigrants who came to our country to help build the transcontinental railway. Next students will be looking for evidence to support the central idea of the text and using key words and phrases when Highlighting on Newsela. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections 

  • History: US History, Immigration, China

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to determine the key details which support the central idea of a text.
  • So I can…assess if the evidence supports the claim.
  • I know I understand when…I can identify the key words and phrases which support the central idea.
  • Students will be able to…identify the key words and phrases in the text which support the central idea of the text.

Learning Standard

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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