Henry's Freedom Box Read Aloud Language Arts Activities Black History Month
This selection of language arts activities is based on the true story
“Henry’s Freedom Box” written by Ellen Levine. The story is about Henry "Box" Brown who reached the safety of the north by being shipped in a crate from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I use this story to build vocabulary and listening comprehension skills. I encourage my students to take notes while I read the story aloud. They use their notes to complete the story response form.
This packet includes:
1) A crossword puzzle which features key vocabulary words used in
2) A comprehension quiz that focuses on important events from the
3) A creative writing activity which connects the story to the students’ personal experiences.
4) A wordsearch activity which reinforces key vocabulary words.
These activities go well with other lessons you may have for Black History Month, or social studies lessons about slavery and the underground railroad. Answer keys are provided.
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