The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. The Dust Bowl
Create a multimedia presentation about life in Oklahoma during the dust bowl era.
2. Dress the Part
Do some research on the clothing styles of the 1930s in Oklahoma and come to class dressed as one of the characters.
3. Major Awards
OUT OF THE DUST was the winner of the Newbery Medal in 1998, Scott O'Dell Award, an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA "Best Book" a School Library Journal "Best Book of the Year," a Booklist "Editors' Choice" award, a Book Links "Lasting...
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