This worksheet is for use with Chapter 29 of the novel Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. In this chapter Melody’s mother is having a very heated phone conversation with Mr. Dimmings (Melody’s teacher). We only hear Mom’s side of the conversation. This worksheet asks students to infer Mr. Dimming’s side of the conversation based on Mr. Dimming’s character traits, past words and actions, and Mom’s follow-up responses.
Cause & effect
Considering other people’s perspective
• This worksheet does contain “spoilers”, so make sure students have read the chapter before looking at the worksheet. Pre-reading the worksheet will “give away” what happens in the chapter.
• The conversation between Mom and Mr. Dimming takes place on page 264