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Published: 03/11/2014
KS3 KS4 | Reading
3 pages

Freedom to choose? - 'The life story of a Polish sweatshop girl'

An excerpt from a 20th century non-fiction text: 'The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as Told by Themselves' along with a reading task in which students decide whether or not the subject has control over her life. Useful for developing students' confidence in approaching challenging texts.    

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Maggie Caner
Maggie Caner
A great resource for low self-esteem students. it was used as an ice-breaker to compare times from then and today.
Posted on 27th September 2017
Julie Hopkins
Julie Hopkins
Really useful, thank you. I compared it with other (oral) accounts of immigrants and refugees taken from the Truetube website. Students made Venn diagrams to record similarities and differences then wrote up their findings. Writing skills addressed: paragraphing, use of topic sentences, connectives for comparing.
Posted on 11th January 2017
Claire Vorster
Claire Vorster
Thank you, thoughtful resource.
Posted on 19th February 2016

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