Any current 7th grade TAG student has a required summer reading and assignment. The assignment will be the first 3 grades of next year.
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“Copper Sun” by Sharon Draper [p Questions
Chapter 1: Did Amari’s tribe have any customs? Give an example from the text.
Chapter 2: What did the tribe think of drums? What metaphor was used? Explain what it means.
Chapter 3: Who was left alive in the tribe? Why do you think the Ashanti tribe did what they did?
Chapter 4: Why do you think the black people in town looked away, ignored, or did not help the captives?
Chapter 5: What are some examples from the text to describe the ship?
Chapter 6: What metaphors or descriptions were used to describe the ocean?
Chapter 7: What happened to them if they tried to jump over the boat to escape?
Chapter 8: What did they do to the dead on the ship?
Chapter 9: Why do you think the red haired sailor didn’t hurt Amari?
Chapter 10: Why do you think the women were given more freedom than the men slaves?
Chapter 11: Why were the slaves treated differently after the storm?
Chapter 12: Why was Amari surprised that the land was beautiful?
Chapter 13: Why were the slaves taken to Sullivan’s island before Charles Town?
Chapter 14,15: How was Polly different from Amari?
Chapter 16: Describe Pollly’s parents. How are they different and how are they the same as Amari’s parents.
Chapter 17: In what ways did Teenie help Polly and Amari?
Chapter 18: What does the last sentence in the chapter mean?
Chapter 19: According to the text, what does Africa look like?
Chapter 20: According to the text, why did the slaves sing?
Chapter 21: Why did the plantation owner need African for planting rice?
Chapter 22: Describe Polly’s conflicting views on slavery. Support your answer with text.
Chapter 23: Give examples of how Mrs. Darby (the current one) does not have a great life.
Chapter 24: What did Clay use Tidbit for?
Chapter 25: What was the concern for Mrs. Darby’s baby?
Chapter 26: What was the cover-up story about the baby?
Chapter 27: How did Mr. Darby discover the truth of the baby, and what did he do?
Chapter 28: What was Mr. Darby’s plan for Polly, Amari and Teenie?
Chapter 29: What did Teenie spend her last night with Tidbit doing?
Chapter 31: What was the Doctor’s plan for the children?
Chapter 32. What are some things that they used for navigation?
Chapter 33. What made the 3 children sick?
Chapter 34: How did Hushpuppy save the day?
Chapter 35: How did they get away from their follower?
Chapter 37: What surprise did Amari find at the Irish woman’s plantation?
Chapter 39: How did they cross the St. Mary’s River?
Final Question: “Freedom is a delicate idea, like a pretty leaf in the air. It’s hard to catch, and may not be what you thought when you get it.”
Explain this statement using examples from the story.