Your students are going to love this book. I’m a reading teacher who believes in the power of a good book to turn a nonreader into a reader; this book will do that. Therefore, I tread lightly when it comes to “worksheets” and the kind of busy work that can turn a kid off from reading. I’m giving you a whole lot of “worksheet” material here; I hope you’ll find ways to use it to augment the reading experience, rather than distract from Draper’s incredible piece of literature.
: I did not provide answers to these questions! Many have more than one correct answer, are open to interpretation, or ask for student opinion. All the questions are pretty straight-forward, and anyone who has read the novel should have no difficulty answering them.
I use a lot of the questions for whole-class discussion, and sometimes I use the questions as a homework reading check or individual response/formative assessments. I’ve provided them to you in a Word document so you can cut and paste and adapt as you need.
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My Copper Sun - Middle Passage
activity builds background knowledge for Chapters 7 - 10 in the book. It is a FREE
preview of a larger collection of Before, During, and After Reading activities I will be publishing in August 2015.
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