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Out of the Dust: Background notes about the novel, The Great Depression, and The Dust Bowl
If your class is reading the historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust, then you are in luck. Here are a few slides that will help you provide historical context for the book, as well as define main characters, setting, symbolism, and theme.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 12 Views 30 Downloads
Out of the Dust
Students create a poem that expresses the physical and emotional turmoil of living through the Dust Bowl. In this Out of the Dust lesson, students research facts about the time period and discuss the cause-effect patterns associated with that difficult time.
7th - 9th Language Arts 8 Views 15 Downloads
Out of the Dust
Is your class reading Out of the Dust? If they are, or if this is your first time teaching Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal winning novel, check out the ideas in a presentation that outlines what you and your class can do while reading about the Kelby family travails set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years.
6th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 11 Downloads
Out of the Dust: Visions of Dust Bowl History Lesson Overview
Learners complete activities with the book Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. In this literature lesson, students read this story and view the Dust Bowl history from the eyes of a child. They discover the Great Depression and life in the 1930s.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 132 Downloads
Allusions: Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust
Prior to reading Karen Hesse's novel Out of the Dust, readers skim the book to find allusions and conduct research to uncover their meanings. Groups present their findings shortly before the class reaches the place in the text where their selected allusion appears.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
The Dust Bowl: Out of the Dust
Is your class going to read the novel, Out of the Dust? If so, you can prep them with a presentation that provides both images of the Dust Bowl and quotes from the book. Tip: Have learners use the images to compose descriptive paragraphs, similar to the ones found in the book.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Out of the Dust
Students examine 1930's America through literature. In this Dust Bowl lesson plan, students read Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust and set up vocabulary journals and question bookmarks to log their thoughts and impressions as they read the novel.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
Out of the Dust: Open Form Poetry
Young scholars write a description of their own life in the same style used in the first poem in Out of the Dust. In this Out of the Dust lesson, students discuss open form poetry and how the spacing and line breaks create a flow to the poem and the poetry does not always rhyme.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Out of the Dust--Appeals to Senses
Students list examples of appeals to the senses in the poem Out of the Dust. In this Out of the Dust lesson, students discuss ways that the author brings the story alive through appeals to the senses. Students discuss examples and how they make the poetry stronger.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Out of the Dust: Figurative Language
Students find examples of figurative language in "First Rain" in Out of the Dust. In this Out of the Dust instructional activity, students takes notes on various type of figurative language and identify examples of each type in the poem.
7th - 9th Language Arts 12 Views 91 Downloads
Introduction to Out of the Dust
Powerful images set the stage for Karen Hesse's historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust. The photos, maps, quotes from the text, critical thinking questions, and background information on the Dust Bowl period are all included, and will prepare readers for a deeper understanding of this Newbery Medal winning tale.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 15 Downloads
Out of the Dust
Seventh graders read a book of poems called "Out of the Dust". In groups, they research the Dust Bowl and how it affected people living through the Great Depression. Using the text, they identify the theme and key turning points and write their own poems on the topic.
7th Language Arts 6 Views 21 Downloads
Historical Heroes and Character Sketches
Learners write a character sketch and present it in first person. In this historical heroes and character sketches lesson, students "meet" Harriet Tubman (played by their teacher) and discuss her contributions. Learners read examples of character sketches and create a character sketch with interesting facts, quotes, and three visual aids.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Home of the Brave
Learners use various types of people and the special places they each call home. They discover houses, like the world, are always changing. Students start out by brainstorming what was the one thing that made a house a home. They were read a little each day from Homesick:My Own Story and Out of the Dust.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Out of the Dust: Book Introduction
Introduce young readers to historical fiction with Karen Hesse's novel, Out of the Dust. They'll view photos taken during the Dust Bowl years, meet the author, and even hear an excerpt from the book. A plot summary and three book talks are also included.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads