This book by Doreen Rappaport is great for any student, but especially reluctant readers. Each chapter is one exciting story about a daring escape to freedom during the period in which slavery was practiced in the U.S. It has great opportunity from cross-curricular activities and connections.
This resource contains an author scavenger hunt to help students understand more about the author (answer key is included for this portion only). Vocabulary pre-teaching activities for each chapter are included. The questions for each story reach all levels of comprehension and include several opportunities for students to use text-based evidence to support ideas about the story.
An engaging multiple meaning word activity is included as well as end of the book project ideas.