Unit: Out of the Dust

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Unit Description

Out of the Dust is a F&P level X historical fiction novel written in free verse. I designed this unit for my small group intervention focused on reading comprehension. The aims and objectives focus on character and plot elements as well as some genre elements linked to historical fiction.

Lessons

1.17.12_Out of the Dust_p3-15 Traits Resources: 1

SWBAT infer the protagonist’s traits and beliefs, through analysis of their dialogue, actions, and author's descriptions.

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1.18.2012_Out of the Dust_p16-25 Historical Fiction Intro Resources: 1

SWBAT identify the characteristics of historical fiction and analyze them within the novel by finding examples in text.

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1.19.2012_Out of the Dust_p25-34 History and Setting Resources: 1

SWBAT explain how the historical context and setting of a novel influence the plot.

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1.23.2012_Out of the Dust_p37-47_History and Conflict Resources: 1

SWBAT analyze setting in order to draw conclusions about conflicts in a fiction text.

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1.24.2012_Out of the Dust_p48-61_Character Beliefs Resources: 1

SWBAT analyze dialogue, actions, and descriptions in a fiction text in order to infer the protagonist's traits and beliefs.

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1.25.2012_Out of the Dust_p60-66_Conflict Resources: 1

SWBAT analyze how an event in the text creates conflict in the story.

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1.26.2012_Out of the Dust_p66-75_Evaluate and Conflict Resources: 1

SWBAT evaluate the causes of a conflict in a text in order to make judgments about character actions.

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1.30.2012_Out of the Dust_p76-90_Events and Actions Resources: 1

SWBAT describe the impact an event has on character’s actions and feelings using evidence from text.

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1.31.2012_Out of the Dust_91-106_Traits affect Feelings Resources: 1

SWBAT generalize a character’s traits in order to draw conclusions about their feelings and actions.

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2.1.2012_Out of the Dust_p107-123_Feelings Change Resources: 1

SWBAT identify the changes in a character’s feelings by analyzing key events.

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2.7.2012_Out of the Dust_p124-167_Just Read It

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2.9.2012_Out of the Dust_p168-179_Infer Char Belief Resources: 1

SWBAT infer a character’s beliefs by analyzing the language they use to describe events in a text.

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2.13.2012_Out of the Dust_Infer Feelings Dialogue Resources: 1

SWBAT infer a character’s feelings and beliefs by analyzing the meaning of dialogue and descriptions.

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2.14.2012_Out of the Dust_Character Motivation Resources: 1

SWBAT draw conclusions about character motivations by analyzing character words, thoughts, and actions.

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2.15.2012_Out of the Dust_p209-219_Conflict and Resolution Resources: 1

SWBAT analyze a character’s words, thoughts, and actions in order to identify the cause of a conflict

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2.16.2012_Out of the Dust_p220-227_Conflict and Resolution Resources: 1

SWBAT describe the resolution of a conflict by identifying and analyzing character words, thoughts, and actions.

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