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Passage to Freedom by Ken Mochizuki, with Afterword by Hiroki Sugihara : Passage to Freedom by Ken Mochizuki, with Afterword by Hiroki Sugihara The family of a Japanese diplomat living in Lithuania in 1940 is confronted by Jewish refugees asking for Japanese visas to escape the German Nazis. Without his country’s permission, the diplomat issues thousands of the visas. Even today, years after his death, Japanese and Jewish families alike honor Mr. Sugihara for his bravery. Skill Lessons : Skill Lessons Genre Biography Comprehension Author’s Purpose (PB 63, 67, 68) Sequence (PB 66) Words to Know Vocabulary (PB 64) Dictionary/Glossary (PB 65) Research and Study Skills Parts of a Book (PB 69-70) Genre : Genre A biography is the true story of a person's life, written by someone else. Comprehension : Comprehension Author’s Purpose The author’s purpose is the reason or reasons the author has for writing. An author may write to persuade, to inform, to entertain, or to express himself or herself. Comprehension : Comprehension Sequence Sequence is the order in which events happen in a selection. When you read, think about what comes first, next, and last. Several events can occur at the same time. Words such as meanwhile and during give clues that two events are happening at the same time. Vocabulary Words : Vocabulary Words Agreement Cable Diplomat Issue Refugees Representatives Superiors Visa Agreement : Agreement Harmony in feeling or opinion Cable : Cable A message sent through wires, also called a telegram Diplomat : Diplomat Person who manages relations between two nations Issue : Issue To distribute officially to a person or persons Refugees : Refugees People who flee to another country for safety Representatives : Representatives People appointed or elected to act or speak for others Superiors : Superiors People who are higher in rank or position Visa : Visa An official signature or endorsement upon a passport or document, showing it has been examined and approved Dictionary/Glossary : Dictionary/Glossary Dictionaries and glossaries provide alphabetical lists of words and their meanings. A dictionary is a book of words and their meanings, and a glossary is a short dictionary at the back of some books. An entry shows the spelling of a word and comes before the definition. Parts of a Book : Parts of a Book The parts of a book include its cover, title page, copyright page, table of contents, chapter titles, captions, section heads, glossary, and index. Examining the parts of a book can give you clues about a book and assist you in learning as much as you can from it. Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It The childrens eyes were sad? Them fled from the nazis. The many travelers belongings were left behine. Thay could not save theirself. Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It Two mens' clothing stores had its windows broken. Brave citizens hided refugees in several house. The boy had no belt for he pantz. Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It If she had a pare of scisors,Mama would fix them. Poland was attacked, by the german army. Ain't it a shame people cant' get along? Resources/Websites : Resources/Websites http://leeandlow.com/pdfs/passage.pdf Classroom guide to story http://ncta.osu.edu/japan/volkmann-jap.pdf Two lesson plans for story http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/gr6/gr6_th1_sel2.html http://www.heartwoodethics.org/docs/Curr_Passage.pdf http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/login/login.jsp

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