How does the title help me know what this text is going to be about?
What do I know about this topic or subject?
What questions do I have?
What type of nonfiction is this? How does that help me prepare for this read?
Is there a particular way that the text is structured?
1: I wonder what Henry's Freedom Box even means? What does that have to do with the underground railroad? I think that it means that Henry might be trying to escape from slavery!
2: I know that about this topic that the underground railroad has to do with slavery and that the underground railroad was not really a railroad or underground.
3: Some questions I have before reading this book are: What is the Freedom Box? Why was the underground railroad called that? Will Henry be able to escape? How hard is Henry's life?
4: I think that this book is historical nonfiction and literary nonfiction. It helps me prepare for my reading my letting me know that this might be historical.
5: The text in this book looks like it is structured for a story book.
What do I understand?
What is unclear?
What new questions do I have?
1: I understand that everybody knows everybody in a small town or big like Pennsylvania.
2: I wonder what oil of vitryale is? It must hurt because it burned Henry's skin to the bone.
3: I understand that Henry is having a terrible time in the box because the people are throwing him inside a car upside down and everything.
What have I learned?
What are the important ideas that stuck with me?
What new or lingering questions do I have?
1: I have learned that slavery must have been a really tough time back then but white men at least help the slaves escape from the unfree states. I learned that the underground railroad was really not a real railroad. I learned that Henry Box Brown was a really a real person and that slaves were not able to know when their birthday was.
2: The important ideas that stuck with me were that slavery was tough and that the underground railroad was not a real railroad it was just slaves going to different cabins and hiding there until morning and then they would run for another 20 miles or so.
3: What really happened to Henry's family?