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The Immigrant Who Became a Senator

That's News to Me


Teens & Adults

In this digital-only lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read a review of Heart of Fire. This memoir chronicles the life of Mazie K. Hirono, a Japanese immigrant who became a US senator. This lesson includes an article as well as comprehension and discussion questions.

  • genre
  • witness
  • compelling
  • ally
  • significant
  • revelation
  • flee
  • legislation
  • sponsor
  • vibrancy
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)