Out of the Dust Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests

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This novel study for Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse, contains 132 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core-aligned reading response activities, assessments, and more.

You will find this novel study easy to use because the layout is predictable and student-friendly, while the questions and activities are easily adaptable for every learner. All activities have the Common Core code listed in the bottom corner. Focus standards include figurative language, setting, character analysis, theme, and plot.

This is a no prep novel study that will engage and excite your students. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study.

This novel study includes:

1) Student Packet:
*Each section covers 1-2 chapters and contains the following 6 parts.
-True/False, Sequencing, and/or Multiple Choice questions
-Standards Focus activity
-3 short answer comprehension and analysis questions
-Vocabulary practice
-Creative "Beyond" activity

2) 15 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities that are novel-specific:
*Ask or Answer!
*Theme Thoughts
*Character Traits
*Character Changes
*Characters and Quotes
*Setting: In a Dust Storm
*Puzzling Personification
*Similes, Metaphors, & Personification
*Passion Poem
*One Event: Two Points of View
*My Book Cover
*A Ticket to Happiness
*Would You Rather...?

3) 7 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities that can be used with any text:
*Chapter Highlights
*Character Traits
*What Would I Do?
*Setting: the Five Senses
*Figurative Language Find
*Dear Diary
*Reading Strategy: Preview Walk

4) 2 Anchor Posters:
*About Setting
*About Figurative Language
*Color and black/white
*Complement Reading Response activities

5) Vocabulary Packet:
*2-page Vocabulary Reviews for every 2 sections

6) Culminating Project Options:
*10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

7) Vocabulary List:
*Comes with and without definitions
*Organized by chapter and page number

8) Two Assessments that test vocabulary and comprehension:
*Winter 1934-Autumn 1934
*Winter 1935-Autumn 1935

9) Student Cover pages:
*One for the Student Chapter Packet
*One for the Vocabulary Packet
*One for the Activity Packet

10) Student Bookmarks:
*Serve as reference tools
*Highlight plot, setting, characters

11) Answer keys

12) Unit Map, Table of Contents, and Teacher Instructions for easy navigation and planning

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Out of the Dust Comprehension

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Out of the Dust Assessments

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Out of the Dust Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabular
Out of the Dust Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabular
Out of the Dust Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabular
Out of the Dust Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabular