The subway was not running.
New York is a big city.
The couthouse is hard to find.
It had started snowing.
Hasn't decided where the people will go
Wants to keep the reader in suspense
Doesn't think anyone will notice
Left it out accidentally
They all live in different American cities.
They all love snow and storms.
They are all immigrants from other countries.
Today is the first time they have seen snow.
To give people a chance to practice their English
To make many voices sound as one
To determine whether or not the people understand English
To swear loyalty to the United States
About how much it snows in New York.
About a very bad day for a family.
About a courthouse and the people in it
About a special day in the lives of several families that came to America.
She keeps having the characters say the phrase.
She doesn’t, she wants us to wonder.
She said in the beginning that the whole story will be an important day.
It’s written in the snow.
Because it’s such a strange snow storm.
They don’t act differently. They all act the same.
Because they all have different experiences with it in their lives. Some have never experienced snow before, and others are familiar with it.
No one has ever seen it before.
She knew a lot about other countries and wanted to share.
She wanted to show that the process of becoming a citizen is shared by family different cultures.
All the families asked her to talk about them.
She couldn’t decide whom to write about.
A red, whiite, and blue shirt.
A Team USA hat
Small American flags
Pins reading "I am an American citizen"
It’s a day where no one can travel.
Today is a particularly important day
Today is going to a bad day for everyone.
It a day all the busses are broken down.
They bought a rose from a man selling flowers.
They had someone take their picture.
They threw a penny into a fountain and made a wish.
They read the newspaper headlines.
They play in the snow and build a snowman.
They take a ferry ride.
They celebrate with a special meal and foods they don't usually eat at home.
They have their picture taken.
Borrow some warm clothes
Ask for a ride downtown
Make sure the Patels saw the snow
Wish them well on this important day
Applause from their families
A red, white, and blue pin
An American flag
Tell the judge why they wanted to become citizens
Salute the American flag
Sing the national anthem
Repeat the oath of citizenship
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