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Out of the Dust Complete Novel Study Unit

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This novel study for Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse, contains 117 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by section, reading response activities, assessments, and more.

Focus standards include figurative language, setting, character analysis, theme, and plot.

No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study. 

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♥You're free to use the printable OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

♥Excellent for school or homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!

♥Perfect for digital learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)

♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources.

** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)

1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
→Vocabulary-introduces 3 new words for every section.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus Activity.
Comprehension and Analysis-3 short answer questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that requires upper level thinking.

2) 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 

3) 2 Anchor Posters
•Setting Analysis Poster
•Figurative Language Poster
•Both come in color and black/white
•Complement included Reading Response activities

4) Vocabulary Focus
•Two-page Vocabulary Reviews for every 2 sections
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Three challenge words chosen for you from every section
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w 

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

6) Two Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessments
•Test #1-Winter 1934 to Autumn 1934
•Test #2-Winter 1935 to Autumn 1935
Assessments provided in 3 versions: printables, Google Slides, AND Google Forms!

7) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive art 

8) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
Student Packet Covers
All Answer Keys

9) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version

10) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests

Don’t need the whole thing? For smaller components out of this novel study, click below:

Out of the Dust | Comprehension & Vocabulary
Out of the Dust | Activities & Projects
Out of the Dust | Tests, Quizzes, Assessments


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

What You'll Receive: Upon purchasing, you will download a zip file. Within the zip file, you will find multiple PDFs. One PDF is the printable version. The other PDF(s) contain instructions for how to access the digital version(s). To clarify, you will not receive a physical book or packet. (Applies to paid products only.)

Digital Version Info: For the digital version(s), you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. Digital versions will work on computers or iPads. (To use Google Slides versions on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Within your downloaded zip file, you will see 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. (Applies to paid products only.)

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. (Applies to both free and paid products.)

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.