Out of the Dust: Cubing Strategy

Imagine using a six-sided cube to encourage readers to analyze a topic in greater depth. Create a cube, label each of the six sides with one of Bloom's comprehension levels, and you're ready to launch a discussion of a text. Although the resource uses the strategy for a discussion of Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse’s 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, the approach would work with any text.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Printable templates for cubes can be found online
  • Use card stock to create the cube and then laminate it for continued use
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes that class members are familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy

  • The two-page resource includes a rationale for the activity, step-by-step directions, and a worksheet 

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