Midnight Journey Study Guide:
This document offers a study guide for the historical fiction children's book Midnight Journey: Running for Freedom on the Underground Railroad (ages 8/9 through 12). It contains questions for comprehension, vocabulary, recall, predictions, opinions and story-to-self connections, a teacher study guide with possible answers, charts for character traits, comparisons, and mapping the story, a fact/opinion page, and writing and art activity suggestions.
Student Study Guide
Teacher Study Guide
Character Traits Chart
Fact/Opinion Answer Key
Midnight Journey: Running for Freedom on the Underground Railroad
In the early morning shadows, Abigail finds Isaac and a runaway slave named Cora hiding in a dark corner of her barn. Though shocked at this discovery, Abigail is soon drawn into her family's closely guarded secret—their farm is a safe haven for runaway slaves. The farm may not be a safe place for long, however, as Isaac and Cora have barely escaped with their lives. And they are still being pursued.
As the slave catcher Thomas Blake gets closer and the situation becomes more and more perilous, a decision is made. Abigail must brave the night and the danger to take Cora to her next destination before morning. In a race against the approaching dawn and the ruthless Thomas Blake, Abigail and Cora set out together on a dangerous midnight journey toward freedom.
Midnight Journey is a great book for Black History month, teaching about the Underground Railroad, or simply an adventurous story!
Product by Shawneen Orzechowski. I am a former elementary teacher, now a children’s historical fiction author (Midnight Journey and Sarah’s Secret: Civil War Deserter at Fredericksburg).