Bring the early 20th-century immigrant experience to life through historical fiction. This printable curriculum guide to Katerina's Wish by Jeannie Mobley will help you guide students into the book with a QAR question, encourage critical thinking during reading, and extend their learning with post-reading activities.
Katerina has a dream. It's her papa's dream, too. Her family came to America to buy their own farm. But a year later, Papa is still working in the dangerous coal mine. Each day, the farm seems farther away. Then Katerina is reminded of the carp that granted three wishes in an old folktale. When her younger sisters hear the story, they immediately make wishes. Trina doesn't believe in such silliness—but what is she to think when her sisters' wishes come true?