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?