Henry’s Freedom Box Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Henry’s Freedom Box Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Henry's Freedom Box is the emotional story of a boy born into slavery and his unconventional escape to freedom. Henry does not know his birthday, he is torn apart from his family, and in desperation, he sets out on a brave quest for freedom. For readers who have some knowledge of this time in history, this is an excellent selection for teaching more advanced strategies, such as asking questions, identifying the author's purpose, and synthesizing.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Henry’s Freedom Box
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Inflectional Endings
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Henry's Freedom Box is the emotional story of a boy born into slavery and his unconventional escape to freedom. Henry does not know his birthday, he is torn apart from his family, and in desperation, he sets out on a brave quest for freedom. For readers who have some knowledge of this time in history, this is an excellent selection for teaching more advanced strategies, such as asking questions, identifying the author's purpose, and synthesizing.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Henry’s Freedom Box
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Inflectional Endings
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Henry’s Freedom Box
Book Author:
Ellen Levine
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Biography, Historical Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
Q
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Award Winners, Black History Month, Decision Making, Perseverance, Self Management
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TEKS
Asking Questions:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Making Connections:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Synthesizing:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Visualizing:
RI.4.1, RI.4.7, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections:
L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
Word Work:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4
Asking Questions:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6I, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.10A, 4.10C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Making Connections:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Synthesizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Visualizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.10C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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