A Jar of Dreams Activities and Questions Overview
Japanese family struggles during Depression
California, USA, 1930s
Jar of Dreams is the story of Rinko, a Japanese-American girl growing
up in California during the 1930s, when Japanese-Americans were often
threatened and ridiculed. It tells of Aunt Waka, visiting from Japan,
who teaches Rinko to be proud of her Japanese heritage and helps other family members overcome difficulties and realize their dreams.
Introduction to Book Punch
|Lexile Measure: 970L |
Grade Level: 4
Gender of Character: Female
guides students through the steps of thinking and writing about
well-known core literature. Students write paragraphs responding to
interactive writing prompts. The program tutors students to develop
ideas and organize their thinking about what they have read.
SAMPLE BOOK PUNCH WRITING PROMPTS
In the story, Mama receives a letter containing the news that her
sister, who lives in Japan, will be coming to spend the summer with the
family. She is very happy about the visit. Imagine you have received
news that someone special is going to visit you. Write about someone
whose visit would make you very happy.
have often played an important role in plays, stories, and real lives.
In the story, Mama receives an important letter. Write a paragraph
telling about the letter and how it affects Rinko and her family.