Out of the Dust Character Change and Development Comic Strip
Learning Target: I can track a characters development and reveal their thoughts and point of view throughout the course of the text.
Out of the Dust - This Common Core-aligned lesson for Karen Hesse's “Out of the Dust” allows students to focus on identifying how the character “Billie Jo” changes throughout the novel through sentence starters and a comic strip graphic organizer. There’s even a spot for students to write a brief explanation describing why Billie Jo changed throughout the novel. It also comes with an answer key! Whether used with whole-class instruction, small groups, or for independent reading, this graphic organizer is designed to prompt students to think deeply about the text and to show evidence of their thinking.
TEXT: OUT OF THE DUST by Karen Hesse
GRADE LEVEL: 7-12
COMMON CORE = (RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.6, W.6.9a)