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House of Tailors
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The genre of this book is:
Read the passage below, using it to tell the voice used to tell the story, House of Tailors.
"And then in no time at all, the heat reached Brooklyn. Every night I tiptoed up to that tin roof with my pillow..."
The setting of the book began in _______.
Most of the story occurred in ________.
Brooklyn, New York
Read the passage below to answer the question.
"And now for the rest of my life I would be here, with no way back to Mama and Katharina, to my brothers."
What was the mood of this part of the story?
Why was Uncle Lucas tired all the time?
He worked all day and then came home and stayed awake late into the night sewing.
Dina worked for Mrs. Koch for less than one hour. Why did the job end so quickly?
She got caught trying on Mrs. Koch's hats in her bedroom.
When Dina had to take care of Barbara and Maria, where was Uncle Lucas?
He drove Mrs. Koch to the lake for her vacation.
"...The steps were higher and wrought-iron gates were everywhere. Even the horses in the streets were elegant. They had been brushed until they gleamed, and were attached to carriages that waited for their owners to step inside. Carriages with velvet seats!.... This was the America i had dreamed about."
Where did this part of the story occur?
At Mrs. Koch's house in New York
Why did Dina want to work during the day?
She wanted to return to her home country one day.
She made a dress for Mrs. Koch and was proud of her work.
He tried to help Barbara and Maria get out of the burning building.
She told Dina she was brave for trying on Mrs. Koch's hats.
She asked Dina to make hats for her.
He gave Dina a key for Christmas.
She was supposed to come to America instead of Dina
She was known for saying "if only..."
Which event happened last in the story?
Barbara had a baby boy and named him Ernest.
Which goal did Dina set for herself?
She was determined to return home one day.
Which event happened third in the story?
Dina went back into the burning building to save her family.
Why do you think the author wrote this story?
She wanted to inform us about life of immigrants in the 1800s.
By the end of the story, Duna decided to ________.
Stay in America because she knew her family in America needed her.
From the conclusion of the story, we can infer that ______.
Dina will probably marry Johann.
Even though Uncle Lucas was grouchy most of the story, by the end of the story we learned that ______.
He is grateful for Dina and thinks she has been a great help to him and his family.
Through ________ from home, we always know about Katharina's life and by the end of the story, we learn _________.
Letters; she is coming to America
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