Using the different forms of figurative language, pick a scene in the book and retell it from the point of view of a secondary character.
After Rodney was killed in the book, Anna and the community briefly mention African Americans and injustice within the court system. Examine this by doing a classroom mock trial on the Dred Scott Case, having students argue on two different sides of the law. (For high school).
In her Shoes:
Have students write a sensory poem about Anna’s experiences when escaping north. Let them draw images to accompany each stanza.
Have students write an alternative ending to the book.