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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 16 Views 38 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 15 Views 13 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
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 12 Views 16 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 6 Views 13 Downloads
Out of the Dust: Visions of Dust Bowl History Lesson Overview
Students 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 16 Views 138 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 10 Views 18 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
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 instructional activity, 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 26 Downloads
Out of the Dust--Appeals to Senses
Pupils list examples of appeals to the senses in the poem Out of the Dust. For this Out of the Dust lesson, students discuss ways that the author brings the story alive through appeals to the senses. Pupils 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 lesson, students takes notes on various type of figurative language and identify examples of each type in the poem.
7th - 9th Language Arts 13 Views 93 Downloads
Life in the Dust Bowl
Learners consider the accuracy of the book Out of the Dust as they view primary source images taken during the Dust Bowl. Each slide contains an image, a question, and a quote from the book. This would be great to use when covering either the book or the time period.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
I Ain't Got No Home
Studying the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl? Reading The Grapes of Wrath or Out of the Dust? Woody Guthrie’s “I Ain’t Got No Home in This World Anymore” makes a perfect companion piece. The resource includes biographical information about Guthrie, complete lyrics, and a suggested writing prompt.
9th - 11th Language Arts 12 Views 20 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 7 Views 21 Downloads
Who Wants to Be a Media Center Millionaire?
Challenge your readers with a fun game of "Who Wants to Be a Media Center Millionaire?" Questions cover the novels A Long Fatal Love Chase, The Last Years of Merlin, and Out of the Dust. The first eight slides compose all the questions; the last six give your class 50/50 options by getting rid of two of the answers.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads