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Out of the Dust

By Karen Hesse (6)

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Karen Hesse’s acclaimed Newbery Medal award-winning novel, Out of the Dust, chronicles the tale of one girl’s indomitable courage in the face of harrowing tragedy, relayed with a powerful and evocative poetic pen. Fourteen-year-old Billie Jo Kelby and her family are struggling to survive during the Great Depression, housed in a humble abode in Oklahoma. An array of poems, compiled in blank verse by Billie Jo, highlight the Kelbys’ lives, and further detail her inherent and heartening passion for piano. Her mother is pregnant, and the unborn child is a source of light, until an accidental fire consumes and engulfs the Kelbys in tragedy. The catastrophic consequences have anguishing reverberations through the Kelbys’ lives, as Billie Jo and her father struggle to cope with their mutual sorrow and guilt. Hesse’s novel is no sentimental fairytale, but the gritty pluck of her heroine will resonate with readers, who will be entranced by the simple beauty of Billie Jo’s poetry, and fascinated by the historical context that grounds her novel in devastating authenticity. The hopeful ending that sees Hesse’s characters begin to move forward makes this novel appropriate for young readers ages 9 and up.

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    Study Guide: Out of the Dust (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    29 Pages, Grades 5 - 9
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    Study Guide: Out of the Dust (eBook)

    Expressly created for middle school students, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will aid students by training them for more complex reading in the future. Chapter-by-chapter pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets allow students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices, instilling a greater understanding and appreciation for literature. A novel synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a notable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 6, comprised of the following additional titles: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH; Old Yeller; The Westing Game; The Witch of Blackbird Pond; Jacob Have I Loved; The Secret Garden; Gentlehands; Nothing But the Truth; Freak, the Mighty; The Giver; Wringer; Holes; Hatchet; Number the Stars; The Egypt Game; The Devil's Arithmetic; Maniac Magee; Brian's Winter; The House of Dies Drear; Hoot; Walk Two Moons; The View from Saturday; The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963; Out of the Dust; Parrot in the Oven; Jason's Gold; Chasing Vermeer; The City of Ember; When My Name Was Keoko; Flush; The Graveyard Book; Small Steps; The Mysterious Benedict Society; When You Reach Me; The Hunger Games; Moon Over Manifest; Scat. All aforementioned Novel-Ties eBooks can be observed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Out of the Dust (Focus on Reading Study ...

    Saddleback Educational Publishing
    48 Pages, Grades 5 - 12
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    Out of the Dust (Focus on Reading Study Guide) (eBook)

    Saddleback's Focus on Reading series is your go-to resource for teaching literature to struggling readers. Containing chapter-by-chapter reproducible worksheets that check and deepen students' understanding, this eBook will help students of all reading levels actively engage with your classroom text. Skills developed and practiced include reading comprehension, vocabulary, and the identification of literary elements.


     
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    Puzzle Pack: Out of the Dust (eBook)

    Teacher's Pet Publications
    140 Pages, Grades 8 - 10
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    Puzzle Pack: Out of the Dust (eBook)

    The express goal of Teacher's Pet Publications' Puzzle Packs is to provide a conglomeration of fun games and activities to supplement your in-class novel. Overflowing with dozens of vocabulary-related exercises (including reproducible fill-in-the-blank worksheets, multiple choice worksheets, unit bingo cards, word searches and more) students will be encouraged and able to understand the literature more clearly, while also being able to recall key vocabulary from the novel. Also supplied are teacher answer keys for all puzzles and worksheets, allowing educators to enjoy an uncomplicated day in the classroom!This eBook puzzle manual from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the Puzzle Packs series, comprised of puzzle packs for the following best-selling titles: A Raisin in the Sun; Night; Oedipus Rex; Hatchet; The Cay; My Side of the Mountain; Witness; The Time Machine; The Kite Runner, Freak the Mighty, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
  • LitPlan Teacher Pack: Out of the Dust (eBook) cover

    LitPlan Teacher Pack: Out of the Dust (eBook)

    Teacher's Pet Publications
    172 Pages, Grades 8 - 10
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    LitPlan Teacher Pack: Out of the Dust (eBook)

    This eBook contains several ready-to-teach materials that contain everything needed for a complete unit of study, while managing to incorporate the IRA/NCTE standards. This LitPlan Teacher Pack eBook is very straight-forward to use: Instantly download, print, and teach! Educators can use these resources for entire-class book studies, or smaller groups, tutoring, or independent study projects. Packed to the brim with unit tests, daily lessons, study questions, writing assignments and much more, this teacher asset will surely become a staple of your classroom as an irreplaceable resource.This eBook teacher guide from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the LitPlan series, comprised of literature guides for the following best-selling titles: The Grapes of Wrath; The Egypt Game; Dracula; Treasure Island; The Odyssey; Hatchet; A Tale of Two Cities; A Christmas Carol; The Giver, and more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
  • Out of the Dust: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook) cover

    Out of the Dust: A Literature Guide for ...

    Teacher Created Resources
    48 Pages, Grades 5 - 8
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    Out of the Dust: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    This eBook is filled to the brim with fun classroom activities, games, worksheets, and unit tests, making it an indispensible tool to teach well-known literature. Students will be engaged while developing important skills, such as a familiarity with vocabulary, sequencing, characterization, and more. Reproducible pre- and post-reading cross-curricular lessons involve ideas that are optimal for core literature and individualized reading.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Challenging Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: The Outsiders; The Pearl; The Indian in the Cupboard; The Phantom Tollbooth; Hatchet; The Incredible Journey; The Giver; Shiloh; A Single Shard; Walk Two Moons, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Novel Units
    8 Pages, Grades 7 - 8
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    Out of the Dust: End-of-Book Test (Standards Based) (eBook)

    From Novel Units, the venerable Standards Based End-of-Book Test comes ready to use in a few steps: all you have to do is download, print, and test! Educators will enjoy the inexpensive series that saves both time and energy by including a teacher guide and answer key. Students will take away a higher level of analytical competency and critical reading skills by coalescing state test preparation with quality literature, preparing students for items that they may experience on future exams.This End-of-Book Test eBook is an entry in the Novel Units series for Grades 7-8, comprised of some of the following titles: Freak the Mighty; Hatchet; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; The Westing Game; So B. It; Code Orange; Hush; Son of the Mob, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button located to the left. The Terms of Use Agreement for this digital product is as follows: Single-Use Classroom license allows a maximum of 30 copies of this digital student test per purchase. The included Teacher Guide is non-reproducible.