Out of My Mind Novel Activities- Common Core Aligned!

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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22 pages
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This download includes 15 activities related to specific chapters from the novel Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Most activities are linked to two chapters and can be completed during and after reading. My students loved this novel and thoroughly enjoyed these activities. Activities are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for fifth grade, but many easily align to the standards for other intermediate and middle school grade levels.

My favorite activity from this activity pack is a communication board for students to use, so they can put themselves in Melody's shoes for one class. I laminated them and had students use them to communicate and banned speaking for an entire two-hour block. They had a great time and began to really understand how Melody felt.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or feedback. I appreciate anything that you have to say. Thank you for checking out my store! I hope to upload similar activity packs in the future. Enjoy!

Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).


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