Out of the Dust Novel Study - 150 Page, No-Prep Teaching Guide
Out of the Dust Novel Study - 150 Page, No-Prep Teaching Guide
Out of the Dust Novel Study - 150 Page, No-Prep Teaching Guide
Out of the Dust Novel Study - 150 Page, No-Prep Teaching Guide
Out of the Dust Novel Study - 150 Page, No-Prep Teaching Guide

Out of the Dust Novel Study - 150 Page, No-Prep Teaching Guide

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Out of the Dust No-Prep Novel Study Unit - 150 Pages! This standards-based teaching guide includes worksheets, activities, assessments, and more for teaching Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse! This product is a printable PDF and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.

In this comprehensive Out of the Dust Teaching bundle, you'll get:

Texts and Pre-Reading Activities to engage students and to support and introduce themes and genre before reading

*Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities List

*Informational Text with Questions: The Great Depression

*Informational Text with Compare/Contrast Chart: America in the 1930s

*Science Focus Article with Questions: Drought and Erosion

*Science Focus Article with Questions: Dust Storms

*Informational Text with Activity: The Dust Bowl

*Informational Text with Questions: The Exodus

*Informational Text with Questions: When Disasters Happen -- Oklahoma

*Informational Text with Questions: Genre -- Historical Fiction and Free Verse Poetry

*Author Biography with Questions -- Karen Hesse

*Vocabulary Lists, with and without definitions

*List of Allusions and Terminology

*Anticipation/Reaction Guide

*Note-Taking Graphic Organizers

Novel-based Literary Analysis Activities that support student practice in text analysis and close reading and dig deeper into the text, specifically, activities on:

  • Inference with Textual Support
  • Point of View
  • Reading Poetry vs. Hearing Poetry
  • Changing Styles
  • Using a Thesaurus
  • Understanding Author's Choice
  • Identifying Theme

Novel-based Vocabulary and Grammar Activities that support student practice, specifically on:

  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Using Context Clues
  • Changing Styles
  • Using a Thesaurus
  • Learning Vocabulary Through Word Relationships

Novel-based Writing Skills Practice, specifically on:

  • Narrative Writing
  • Gathering Support for a Persuasive Piece
  • Organizing Research
  • Narratives Focused on Cause and Effect
  • Narrative Techniques
  • Compare and Contrast Texts
  • Writing Poetry

*90 Comprehension/Analysis Questions

*Mixed-Response Reading Quizzes

*Vocabulary Quizzes

*50-Question Final Test that includes multiple-choice and short response questions

*50-Question Multiple Choice Final Test

*Post-Reading Ideas and Activities

*Essay Prompts and Creative Writing Ideas

*Teacher Notes

*Sample Teacher Agenda

*Novel Summary

*Presentation, Project, and Writing Rubrics

*Complete Answer Key

Here's what customers are saying about this Out of the Dust Novel Study:

*Please note that this product was moved from our Elementary TPT store - With a 4.9/5-Star Rating from 92 Ratings!* 

  • I LOVED LOVED LOVED this resource!! We are starting Out of the Dust in class and used the article for background knowledge. The article was well written and the questions were great. Thank you!! - Rikki R
  • Anything you could possibly need for a solid, rigorous novel study! - Dezarae Norris
  • If you're teaching this novel and you purchase anything other than this, you're wasting your money. This is fantastic! - Hammatt's ELA Corner
  • This provided an immense amount of resources, all very well organized and included great higher-level thinking. - Katherine S.
  • I loved this resource so much, and so did my students! This was jam-packed with super great resources for my students to use throughout the entire novel unit. I especially loved the introduction reading and the chapter questions. This got my students thinking deeply about the text. I will be using this again! - Mallory H.
  • I used this resource to teach summer school, and the kids were very engaged in each lesson. My time frame didn't allow for completing all parts of the unit, but I was able to use so many of the great articles and activities. This is such a thorough unit! - Melissa K.
  • I used this resource during a summer school with a mixed 7th/8th grade book club. Loved the background information and the way the resource is laid out. Very easy to use and engaging for students. - Carolyn P.
  • This has been EXTREMELY helpful as an aid for our novel. The students enjoyed the pre-reading activities and the section studies! Would highly recommend this. - Amanda W.
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