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Out of the Dust: Reading Response Activities and Projects

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This 44 page activity pack for Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse, contains 22 Common Core-aligned reading response activities. Focuses include character analysis, setting, plot, figurative language, and more.

Open ended questions and graphic organizers are easily adaptable to every learner. Perfect for whole class, small group, or even independent study.

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

This pack includes:

1) 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...?

2) 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

3) 2 Anchor Posters:
*About Setting
*About Figurative Language
*Color and black/white
*Complement Reading Response activities

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

5) Student Cover page

6) Answer keys

7) Table of Contents for easy navigation and planning

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Out of the Dust Novel Study

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Out of the Dust Comprehension

Out of the Dust Assessments

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