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?
Answers (in order) Before reading
I think that it is going to be about slaves because it says "A true story about the underground railroad" and it says "freedom box" in the title.
I know that the underground railroad was an escape plan to help people get out of slavery.
I wonder what a freedom box is because I have never heard about a freedom box.
I think that it is historical literary nonfiction because it is about the 1860s and it doesn't look like informational or biography.
I think that it is structured like a story and it has the words on top of the images
What do I understand?
What is unclear?
What new questions do I have?
Answers (in order) During Reading
I understand that Henry really wants to get free because his wife and children were just sold.
It is unclear how he plans to get to freedom. Something to do with a box?
I wonder if Henry will see his family again.
What have I learned?
What are the important ideas that stuck with me?
What new or lingering questions do I have?
Answers (in order) After Reading
I learned that slaves were sometimes extremely desperate to get to freedom so much as to the point where they would mail themselves to freedom.
The things that stuck with me were that most of the time freed slaves never saw their family again.
I don't really have that many lingering questions about this book or this topic.