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Imagine a Place…
How does the poem look on the page?
What is the poem about?
Topic: A Hawks Journey
Type of nonfiction: Literary
Point of view: third person
Information the author really wants us to know
So what's the point?
Summarize - What message does the author really want us to take away from the text, or what was the author's purpose in writing this text?
To show how people interfere with wildlife.
Stop and Jots:
How does the title help me know what this text is going to be about?
I think Henry will become free from slavery though the underground railroad.
What do I know about this topic or subject?
The slaves would have to be hidden sometimes in cellars and they would get food from the people hiding them then they would have to move to the next house.
What questions do I have?
I wonder what a freedom box is.
What type of nonfiction is this? How does that help me prepare for this read?
This is a literary nonfiction.
Is there a particular way that the text is structured?
It looks like a story.
What do I understand?
Henry has a very, very mean slave owner.
Henry is older now because he meet a new lady friend and they are going to meet up again.
Henry and Nancy got married and had three kids they lived together which was very unusual.
I think Henry is now going to mail himself to freedom.
What is unclear?
It is unclear how old Henry is and how old his brothers and sisters are.
What new questions do I have?
Will Henry will ever see his family again?
Will Henry will have to move far from his family?
Why slaves can't sing?
Will they really get separated?
Can they prevent being separated?
I feel bad for Henry what will he do?
Why is Henry going over to William Johnson?
What is oil of vitriol?`
Will someone hear Henry?
Will the men sitting on Henry hurt him?
Will he find his wife and kids in Philadelphia?
What have I learned?
I earned that Henry was one of the most famous runaway slaves. Slaves weren't allowed to know their birthdays.
What are the important ideas that stuck with me?
It is so crazy the slaves weren't allowed to know their birthdays.
What new or lingering questions do I have?
What happened to his wife and kids?
Photographs and Illustrations
The author uses photographs and illustrations to help the readers see exactly what something looked like.
The author uses maps to show the reader where something is in the world.
Captions and Labels
Authors use captions and labels to help readers understand a picture.
Authors use introductions to help the readers understand what is happening in the text.
An author would put a heading in to show you the topic they are focusing on in that specific section.
An author would use a subheading to show readers what topic they are focusing on in a subsection.
Types of print
An author would use different types of print to show to pronounce something different or to show that it is a vocabulary word that you might find n the glossary.
An author would use a timeline to show when and what happened in chronological order.
An author would use this to show where they found their information.
Bullets, Asterisks, and Stars.
Authors use bullets, stars, and asterisks help readers easily identify information.
Inserts and Sidebars
An author would use inserts and sidebars to add more information on a specific topic.
Table of Contents
An author would put in a table of contents so the reader would know the general topics talked about in the book.
It helps readers find specific information in the text.
Diagrams and Cutaways
An author would use diagrams and cutaways to help the reader further understand information that was already presented in the text.
Charts and graphics
An author would use charts and graphics to help the reader visualize information in the text.
An author would put a a glossary to help readers define words in the text.
How to take stop and jots:
Stop and Jots:
Stop and Jots
1. The guideline that was new to me was the one that said to try to connect ideas. I get how that would be helpful because you could be like " Oh, you and so and so agree but I kindly disagree because ..." It would help so that you can keep adding new information instead of saying stuff over and over again.
2. We haven't really been using connecting ideas very much and that resulted in one person presenting information then another person doing the same thing. I will be sure to try to use it during our lit circle discussions more.
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