Out of the Dust Reading Guide

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 48 pages
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Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible. Contents Include: Teacher and student support materials, reproducible student activity sheets, an end-of-book test, and an answer key. Each reading guide divides the novel into six manageable units. Prepares all students for reading success through activating prior knowledge. Focuses reading with guiding "Questions to Think About". Build vocabulary with pre-reading and during-reading activities.
 

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Contents

Focus Your Reading
2
Build Your Vocabulary
4
Multiple Choice
5
Short Answer
6
Deepen Your Understanding
7
Focus Your Reading
8
Build Your Vocabulary
10
Multiple Choice
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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EndofBook Test
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Answer Key
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Page 27 - DURING READING H^^H^^^H Build Your Vocabulary Read the sentences below. On the line, write your definition of the word in bold type. Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "But it wasn'ta joke at all, though Mama laughed ruefully.
Page 9 - Try cotton, sorghum. If we plant the fields in different crops, maybe some will do better. sorghum: 4. "'Nothing needs more to drink than those two [trees] . But you wouldn't hear of leveling your apples, would you?
Page 21 - Your Vocabulary Read the sentences below. On the line, write your definition of the word in bold type. Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "Too hard to watch their lungs clog with dust, like our chickens, suffocated." suffocated: 2. "I place a wet cloth over my nose to keep from breathing dust and wipe the grime tracings from around my mouth, ..." grime: 3. "And later, when the clouds lift, the farmers, surveying their fields, nod their heads as the frail...
Page v - I don't think I ever consciously decided to write this book in blank verse, but when I tried to put my finger on who Billie Jo was, and how she would speak, I realized she lived a very spare life. Everything she did was carefully considered, because it took so much to survive, to get through one day living with parents who were struggling. It seemed as if the only way to get at that spareness was to tell it through poetry.
Page 15 - My father stares out across his land, empty but for a few withered stalks like the tufts on an old man's head.
Page 3 - From the earliest I can remember I've been restless in this little Panhandle shack we call home, always getting in Ma's way with my pointy elbows, my fidgety legs.
Page 9 - The combines have started moving across the fields, bringing in wheat, . . ." combines: 9. "And every little crowd is grateful to hear a rag or two played on the piano. . . ." rag: 10. "Ma said okay, but only for the summer, and only if she didn't hear me gripe how I was tired, gripe: Check Your Understanding Circle the letter of the best answer to each question. 1. What will happen to the money the Kelbys lost when the bank failed? a. It will be used to pay off their debt. b. It will be donated...
Page 3 - Read the sentences below. On the line, write your definition of the word in bold type. Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "... I've been restless in this little Panhandle shack we call home, always getting in Ma's way with my pointy elbows, my fidgety legs." fidgety: 2. "They pledged revenge on the rabbit population; wagering who could kill more. They ought to just shut up. Betting on how many rabbits they can kill." wagering: 3. "Now they can't be civil...
Page 4 - Ball 2. Where does Billie Jo's friend Livie Killian move? a. Lubbock b. Cimarron County c. California 3. Who is Arley Wanderdale? a. music teacher b. piano player c. talent scout 4. How does Billie Jo ask her mother for something she wants? a. She asks her father to ask for her. b. She waits until her mother is asleep and then asks her. c. She catches her mother off-guard when she is distracted.

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