Readers of nonfiction ask themselves questions before, during, and after reading. We do this to activate prior knowledge, build understanding, and monitor comprehension
The title helps me know that this is probably about the underground railroad and slavery. The freedom box I think is probably somewhere Henry hides or something. I know that the underground railroad was a way for slaves to escape and become free. I also know that African Americans were slaved and discriminated. I am wondering if any of the main characters get caught traveling with the underground railroad, and I am also wondering what the box has to do with anything. I think this is a literary nonfiction, or historical fiction.
I understand that Henry is a slave and he works with his family, and that his master was sick, so in his will he passed Henry on to his master's son. I am wondering if Henry will ever see his family again, because the rest of his family might be being freed. I think it is unclear about Henry's family being freed, because I don't really know if that is true or not. Some new questions I have are if his parents are being freed, if his master sent Henry to work for his son because he knew Henry was a good worker, and he also knew that his son was tougher, and if Henry's children are going to have something happen to them.
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