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Pages
99+ Pages
Subject
Literature & Poetry, Guided Reading, Reading Comprehension & Learning
Languages
English
Product
Digital
Grade
3rd, 4th, 5th
Resource Type
Guided Reading, Literature Circles, Printables
Standard
Common Core English Language Arts Standards

Description

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. Excellent for Grades 3-6!

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

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

*IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a digital download only. You will NOT receive a printed out booklet in the mail.*

♥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!

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

♥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!)

** 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.)

This product is not associated with this book's author or publishing company. The book must be purchased separately in order to be used alongside this product.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite: Free-writing that connects the students to the text.
→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 Standards-aligned Reading Response Activities
•Ask or Answer!
•Theme Thoughts
•Obstacles
•Character Traits
•Character Changes
•Characters and Quotes
•Setting: In a Dust Storm
•Similes
•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 Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Test #1-Winter 1934 to Autumn 1934
•Test #2-Winter 1935 to Autumn 1935
•Assessments provided in 3 versions: printables, Google Slides, OR 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

**IMPORTANT NOTE**

Along with the PRINTABLE version, you'll receive links for DIGITAL versions too! To use the digital versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. They will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, 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 files on their computers or tablets. These versions are easily shared digitally between you and your students, without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies. Additionally, the Google Forms assessments allow for self-grading and instant data!

© Nothing but Class Resources, LLC
This item is a digital download from my Nothing but Class store. As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permissions.
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. Excellent for Grades 3-6! Focus standards include figurative language, theme, character analysis,... more

FAQ

  • Will I receive a physical copy of this resource?
    No, you will not. Within the zip file you receive upon purchasing, you will receive a Printable PDF, along with links to a Google Slides Version, and links to Google Forms of the assessments. All will be downloaded to your computer. No physical copy will be mailed to you.
    No, you will not. Within the zip file you receive upon purchasing, you will receive a Printable PDF, along with links to a Google Slides Version, and links to Google Forms of the assessments. All will be downloaded to your... more
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