1. How does the title help me know what this text is going to be about?
2. What do I know about this topic or subject?
3. What questions do I have?
4. What type of nonfiction is this? How does that help me prepare for this read?
5. Is there a particular way that the text is structured?
1. A little negro boy is on the cover and the word freedom is on the cover. So it was probably a story about a slave. And the underground railroad was in the title.
2. The underground railroad was a way for slaves to get to freedom.
3. Why did they call it the underground railroad? How many people helped the slaves.
4. This book is literary non-fiction because there are illustrations not photographs and Henry was not a real person.
5. I think that this book will be from Henry's point of view because his name is on the cover and it would be interesting to see a slave's point of view.
1. What do I understand?
2. What is unclear?
3. What new questions do I have?
1. Henry is leaving his family and probably never going to see his family again since his old master is dying. Some people let their slaves free. Henry's new master is very mean because he would beat him if he messed up.
Nancy and Henry are married and they had kids! But Nancy's master might sell the children which is very bad! Henry is now free and has a birthday!
2. Why is he in the streets and why aren't slaves allowed to sing? Will Nancy's master sell their kids? How will Henry escape. How will Henry survive being mailed to freedom. What is oil avitrial?
3. Will Henry ever see his family again? How did the men know Henry?
1. What have I learned?
2. What are the important ideas that stuck with me?
3. What new or lingering questions do I have?
1. 100,00 slaves escaped slavery. Henry Box Brown is a real person. Henry never saw his family together.
2. That Henry never saw his family again. Henry and Nancy's masters let them marry.
3. What happened with Henry's family, both of them. Did Henry have anymore kids with his new wife?