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Name: _______________________

Out of the Dust FINAL ESSAY in class writing assignment

You will choose one of the four following prompts to write a five paragraph CDCM essay. Options 3 and 4 are the AMP options for this assignment. You will be brainstorming together in class and then outlining independently to create an essay.

  • Option 1: How does Karen Hesse use figurative language and sensory details to richly show the dust bowl setting in the novel, Out of the Dust? What are the best examples of these literary elements?

  • Option 2: How does _______________________ (insert a character of your choosing) change during the novel? How do you know this?

  • Option 3: What does the piano in Out of the Dust symbolize? Use specific examples from the book to support your thesis.

  • Option 4: Which one word from our list of twelve theme words best describes the entire novel? Be sure to cite entire poems or portions of them that help you support your thesis.



Outline Due: In Class Writing Date:


Name: _______________________

Out of the Dust FINAL ESSAY in class writing assignment

You will choose one of the four following prompts to write a five paragraph CDCM essay. Options 3 and 4 are the AMP options for this assignment. You will be brainstorming together in class and then outlining independently to create an essay.

  • Option 1: How does Karen Hesse use figurative language and sensory details to richly show the dust bowl setting in the novel, Out of the Dust? What are the best examples of these literary elements?

  • Option 2: How does _______________________ (insert a character of your choosing) change during the novel? How do you know this?

  • Option 3: What does the piano in Out of the Dust symbolize? Use specific examples from the book to support your thesis.

  • Option 4: Which one word from our list of twelve theme words best describes the entire novel? Be sure to cite entire poems or portions of them that help you support your thesis.



Outline Due: In Class Writing Date:


Name:

Period:

Date:


Out of the Dust Essay Outline –Option 1


How does Karen Hesse use figurative language and sensory details to richly show the dust bowl setting in the novel, Out of the Dust? What are the best examples of these literary elements?

This page will help you brainstorm your essay. Use this outline to guide the writing of your paragraphs. You must answer the prompt in your thesis statement (last sentence of your introduction). Choose your CDs carefully; these are the evidence in your argument. You must explain the relationship between the CDs and your thesis statement through your commentary in each paragraph.




^

Introduction Paragraph


Catchy Opener (Hook):

Background (brief summary of novel 2-4 sentences – Don’t forget to include the title and author!)

Thesis Statement (Main Idea of your Essay)- ^ Answer the question: how does Karen Hesse use figurative language to show the Dust Bowl setting?



Body Paragraph 1:

Topic Sentence — What is one example of figurative language or sensory details that shows the Dust Bowl?





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — Restate how the key point (s) of the paragraph.





Body Paragraph 2:

Topic Sentence — What is one example of figurative language or sensory details that shows the Dust Bowl?





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):


Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is starting to change or become dynamic.


Body Paragraph 3:

Topic Sentence — What is one example of figurative language or sensory details that shows the Dust Bowl?






CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):


Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is changing or become dynamic.


Conclusion:

1-2 sentences: Restate your Thesis Statement (main idea of your essay) in a new way.


3-5 sentences: Theme is the lesson that is taught through the story. What did you learn from this novel that you can apply to your life?


Name:

Period:

Date:


Out of the Dust Essay Outline –Option 2

How does _______________________ (insert a character of your choosing) change during the novel? How do you know this?

This page will help you brainstorm your essay. Use this outline to guide the writing of your paragraphs. You must answer the prompt in your thesis statement (last sentence of your introduction). Choose your CDs carefully; these are the evidence in your argument. You must explain the relationship between the CDs and your thesis statement through your commentary in each paragraph.




^

Introduction Paragraph


Catchy Opener (Hook):

Background (brief summary of novel 2-4 sentences – Don’t forget to include the title and author!)

Thesis Statement (Main Idea of your Essay)- ^ Answer the question: how is your character dynamic?



Body Paragraph 1:

Topic Sentence — What character trait describes your character at the start of the novel? (This is what changes to demonstrate the character is dynamic)





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — Restate how the key point (s) of the paragraph.





Body Paragraph 2:

Topic Sentence What event or moment causes the character to begin to change? (This shows that the person is starting to change)





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is starting to change or become dynamic.



Body Paragraph 3:

Topic Sentence — What character trait would you now use to describe your character? (It should be the opposite of the trait you described in body paragraph 1)





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is changing or become dynamic.



Conclusion:

1-2 sentences: Restate your Thesis Statement (main idea of your essay) in a new way.


3-5 sentences: Theme is the lesson that is taught through the story. What did you learn from this novel that you can apply to your life?


Name:

Period:

Date:


Out of the Dust Essay Outline –Option 3

^

What does the piano in Out of the Dust symbolize? Use specific examples from the book to support your thesis.

This page will help you brainstorm your essay. Use this outline to guide the writing of your paragraphs. You must answer the prompt in your thesis statement (last sentence of your introduction). Choose your CDs carefully; these are the evidence in your argument. You must explain the relationship between the CDs and your thesis statement through your commentary in each paragraph.




^

Introduction Paragraph


Catchy Opener (Hook):

Background (brief summary of novel 2-4 sentences – Don’t forget to include the title and author!)

Thesis Statement (Main Idea of your Essay)-


Body Paragraph 1:

Topic Sentence:





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — Restate how the key point (s) of the paragraph.





Body Paragraph 2:

Topic Sentence:





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is starting to change or become dynamic.



Body Paragraph 3:

Topic Sentence:





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is changing or become dynamic.



Conclusion:

1-2 sentences: Restate your Thesis Statement (main idea of your essay) in a new way.


3-5 sentences: Theme is the lesson that is taught through the story. What did you learn from this novel that you can apply to your life?


Name:

Period:

Date:


Out of the Dust Essay Outline –Option 4

Which one word from our list of twelve theme words best describes the entire novel? Be sure to cite entire poems or portions of them that help you support your thesis .

This page will help you brainstorm your essay. Use this outline to guide the writing of your paragraphs. You must answer the prompt in your thesis statement (last sentence of your introduction). Choose your CDs carefully; these are the evidence in your argument. You must explain the relationship between the CDs and your thesis statement through your commentary in each paragraph.




^

Introduction Paragraph


Catchy Opener (Hook):

Background (brief summary of novel 2-4 sentences – Don’t forget to include the title and author!)

Thesis Statement (Main Idea of your Essay)-


Body Paragraph 1:

Topic Sentence:





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — Restate how the key point (s) of the paragraph.





Body Paragraph 2:

Topic Sentence:





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is starting to change or become dynamic.



Body Paragraph 3:

Topic Sentence:





CD 1 (quote WITH CITATION):



Commentary sentence 1 (USE TRIGGER WORDS!)



Commentary sentence 2 (build off of CM 1 — USE TRIGGER WORDS!):



Conclusion — State how the character is changing or become dynamic.



Conclusion:

1-2 sentences: Restate your Thesis Statement (main idea of your essay) in a new way.


3-5 sentences: Theme is the lesson that is taught through the story. What did you learn from this novel that you can apply to your life?



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