Amos Fortune: Free Man Novel Study

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"It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live," said Amos Fortune, the son of an African king who was captured by slave traders and brought to America. Learners use the novel study to explore the biographical novel Amos Fortune: Free Man and answer questions to unlock the meaning of anagrams from chapter one. They then tap into their creativity to complete a storyboard and craft a quatrain poem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals share their responses to the pre-reading exercise about their favorite characters from movies or books
  • Ask pupils to research the real Amos Fortune and compare his story to the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Just a preview of the full novel study (covers chapter one)
  • Provide dictionaries for the vocabulary activity
  • Requires access to the novel

  • Targets many skills, including writing, vocabulary development, and language
  • Activities encourage creativity

  • No answer key