Asking Questions While Reading Nonfiction
How does the title help me know what this text is going to be about?
I wonder what Henry's freedom box means when it's a true story about the Underground Railroad
What do I know about this topic or subject?
People helped out with the Underground Railroad to help the slaves go into free states without getting paid.
What questions do I have?
What even is a freedom box? How long did it take to get into the free states?" Where did the slaves sleep when they went from house to house?
What type of nonfiction is this? How does that help me prepare for this read?
I think this book is literary nonfiction. This helps me before my read because it can give me a little idea of the book.
Is there a particular way that the text is structured?
The book is structered
What do I understand?
I understand how Henry is very sad when his kids were sold to another slave owner. I understand what Henry is going to do with the box.
What is unclear?
Why would you send away people from your family? Why would Henry want to be sent to a free state in a box?
What new questions do I have?
Will Henry ever see his family again? Why does Henry's whole family get to be free but not Henry? "Why can't slaves sing? Will Henry's kids get sold to another slave owner. How will Henry will mail himself? I wonder what oil of vitriol is?
What have I learned?
Slaves can not know their birth date or their age. Nearly 400,000
escaped from slavery
What are the important ideas that stuck with me?
Slaves were not allowed to know their birth date. Black family's could be separated at any time in their life to become slaves.
What new or lingering questions do I have?
I wondered how many slaves would mail their self to freedom? Would Henry ever see his family again?