This is a lit log for Freedom's Price an excellent historical fiction by Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols. It is the story of Eliza Scott, Dred and Harriet Scott's daughter. This second book in the Hidden Histories Series about children and little-known events in American history is about slavery, pre-Civil War America, and the Dred Scott decision.
This lit log can be used for direct reading instruction (for guided reading, novel study, literature circle, or close reading). Also, the lit log could be used as a guide for a read aloud (recommended in conjunction with social studies, American history, Black history lessons). The key focus skills of the lit log are: 1. use text to explain/draw inferences; 2.) summarize text; 3.) describe characters, setting, events; and 4.) describe point of view.
Reading Level of Text: 5th grade
Interest Level of Text: 4th-7th grade