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The Immigrant Who Became a Senator

That's News to Me

Low Int

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.

  • memoir
  • partially
  • restricted
  • hardship
  • criticism
  • abusive
  • influence
  • passion
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(True or False)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)