Out of the Dust Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing, skills

Gay Miller
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Out of the Dust [by Karen Hesse] Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook covering vocabulary, comprehension, constructed response writing, and skill practice.

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This packet includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (24 words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (12 page booklet)

• Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing

12 Comprehension Checks consisting of Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks, and Short Answer

18 Constructed Writing Questions/Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Project Ideas

• Cubes


• Figurative Language Response Cards

• Figurative Language Organizers

• Elements of Poetry (Staggered Flip Organizer)

• Three Genres of Poems (3 Door Flip Organizer)

• Poetic Devices in Out of the Dust (3 Door Flip Organizer)

• Practicing with Poems

• Text Features Book

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Total Pages
205 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.


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