The following activity includes Common Core vocabulary, graphic organizer, and writing assessment based on paired passages directly related to the book Harriet Tubman, Freedom Train. The passages include excerpts from "The Drinking Gourd Song" and the story of "Peg-Leg Joe", which correlate with the Freedom Train novel. Vocabulary from the novel is incorporated into the graphic organizer and writing assessment piece. The students collect vocab. words related to the novel and then write a compare/ contrast piece based on the paired passages and the novel.