This is a lit log for Go South To Freedom by Frye Gaillard. It is a historical fiction, but it is based on a true story. Themes are: slavery, freedom, Seminole Wars of the 1830's, and the importance of oral history.
The key focus skills of the lit log are: 1.) use text to explain/draw inferences and 2.) describe point of view. Other focus skills in the lit log are: 1.) compare/contrast characters, setting, events, and 2.) determine theme/summarize.
This lit log can be used as a guide for a read aloud (especially in conjunction to lessons on the Cvil War or for Black History month) or for direct reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, literature circle).
Reading Level of Text: 4th-5th grade level
Interest Level of Text: grades 2-7