Out of the Dust: 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. Focus standards include character analysis, setting, plot, figurative language, and more.

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

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♥Included BONUS digital version works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching, color, interactive versions of all resources.

♥Use the paper OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

1) 22 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities 
•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...?
•Chapter Highlights
•Character Traits
•What Would I Do?
•Setting: the Five Senses
•Figurative Language Find
•Dear Diary
•Reading Strategy: Preview Walk 

2) 2 Anchor Posters
•Setting Analysis Poster
•Figurative Language Poster
•Both come in color and black/white
•Complement included Reading Response activities

3) Culminating Project Options
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

4) Easy Planning and Navigation
•Table of Contents outlines focus standards and tells you when to use what
•All Answer keys
Student Cover Page for easy packet

5) Instructions for digital Google Drive Version

This product is contained within my complete novel study for this book.

For other components from the complete novel study, click here:
Out of the Dust: Comprehension & Vocabulary
Out of the Dust: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments


Do you need the book that this resource accompanies? Click below to purchase.   

Digital Version Info: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Upon purchasing, you will download a document containing a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.

Terms of Use: This product is not editable. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item on the Internet are all strictly prohibited. Purchasing this product obtains one license, which allows it to be used in one classroom only. 

Refund Policy: Due to the digital nature of this resource, refunds or exchanges cannot be issued. Thank you for carefully reading the description and viewing the preview before your purchase.