Out of the Dust: Anticipation Guide

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To prepare for a reading of Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse’s 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, class members complete an anticipation guide that focuses attention on themes readers will encounter in the novel.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a poster of the guide, tally the class's responses, and then compare these initial responses to those after readers complete the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • The guide may be found in the Included Materials at the bottom of the review page
Pros

  • The guide introduces themes that readers will encounter in the novel
Cons

  • None