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    • March 9, 2012 Agenda:+Quarter Reading Project Turn-in+Out of the Dust ->Test Prep. #7, 8Spelling & Vocabulary: NONEHomework:Be prepared to type on Monday! 1
    • 1. Characters who change in the course of a story are called dynamiccharacters. Other characters are static (or flat) characters. They donot change much during the course of a story. Do you think Billie Jo was adynamic character or a static character? Give examples to support youranswer. 2
    • 2. Most stories show one or more of the following types of conflicts:a. Man vs. Man‐two or more characters face a struggle with each otherb. Man vs. Nature ‐this involves a struggle between a character and naturec. Man vs. Himself ‐this is a struggle within a character, usually involving some sort of choice the person needs to makeIn a paragraph response, give an example from the story for each type of conflict. 3
    • 3. The climax of a novel is the turning point of the action. It is the point of the storywhere, if this was a movie, the music would get louder and then the ending would come.It is the point where the main problem of the book begins to come to a solution. In youropinion, what is the climax in Out of the Dust? The resolution of a novel follows theclimax. The problems of the novel are solved, and the book ends. In your opinion, whatis the resolution in Out of the Dust? 4
    • 4. Think about Billie Jo’s situations at the beginning of the book and at the end of thebook. Has the Dust Bowl ended? Is the farm truly better off? Explain your answer.What has Billie Jo learned from all she has gone through? In your opinion, is the end ofthe story positive or negative? Explain your answer. 5
    • 5. Sometimes, one event can help readers learn a great deal about the characters inthe book. After meeting the man in the boxcar, Billie Jo turns around and returnshome. What was this man like? How did meeting him affect Billie Jo? In what ways isBillie Jos father different from this man? 6
    • 6. In one year, Billie Jo grows and changes a great deal. Review each of the sevenmain sections of the book. What are Billie Jos main concerns in each section?How is Billie Jo the same in each section? How does she change? If Billie Jo wereto describe herself in 1936, how might her life be different? How would it mostlikely be the same? 7
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    • 7. The author did a great deal of research on life in the Dust Bowl to help hercreate authentic setting, events, and characters. Skim through the book fordetails that seem to reflect facts. What are the most interesting facts youlearned about the setting and everyday life in the 1930s? 9
    • 8. Karen Hesse is an author who chooses every word with care. The phrase "outof the dust" appears several times in the book. At one point Billie Jo wants toescape "out of the dust," but later she says "I cant get out of something that isinside me." How does the title of the book reflect on Billie Jo as a person? Howdoes it reflect on the general experience of people at that time? 10
    • 1. Characters who change in the course of a story are called dynamiccharacters. Other characters are static (or flat) characters. They donot change much during the course of a story. Do you think Billie Jo was adynamic character or a static character? Give examples to support youranswer. 11
    • 2. Most stories show one or more of the following types of conflicts:a. Man vs. Man‐two or more characters face a struggle with each otherb. Man vs. Nature ‐this involves a struggle between a character and naturec. Man vs. Himself ‐this is a struggle within a character, usually involving some sort of choice the person needs to makeIn a paragraph response, give an example from the story for each type of conflict. 12
    • 3. The climax of a novel is the turning point of the action. It is the point of the storywhere, if this was a movie, the music would get louder and then the ending would come.It is the point where the main problem of the book begins to come to a solution. In youropinion, what is the climax in Out of the Dust? The resolution of a novel follows theclimax. The problems of the novel are solved, and the book ends. In your opinion, whatis the resolution in Out of the Dust? 13
    • 4. Think about Billie Jo’s situations at the beginning of the book and at the end of thebook. Has the Dust Bowl ended? Is the farm truly better off? Explain your answer.What has Billie Jo learned from all she has gone through? In your opinion, is the end ofthe story positive or negative? Explain your answer. 14
    • 5. Sometimes, one event can help readers learn a great deal about the characters inthe book. After meeting the man in the boxcar, Billie Jo turns around and returnshome. What was this man like? How did meeting him affect Billie Jo? In what ways isBillie Jos father different from this man? 15
    • 6. In one year, Billie Jo grows and changes a great deal. Review each of the sevenmain sections of the book. What are Billie Jos main concerns in each section?How is Billie Jo the same in each section? How does she change? If Billie Jo wereto describe herself in 1936, how might her life be different? How would it mostlikely be the same? 16
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    • 7. The author did a great deal of research on life in the Dust Bowl to help hercreate authentic setting, events, and characters. Skim through the book fordetails that seem to reflect facts. What are the most interesting facts youlearned about the setting and everyday life in the 1930s? 18
    • 8. Karen Hesse is an author who chooses every word with care. The phrase "outof the dust" appears several times in the book. At one point Billie Jo wants toescape "out of the dust," but later she says "I cant get out of something that isinside me." How does the title of the book reflect on Billie Jo as a person? Howdoes it reflect on the general experience of people at that time? 19
    • Exposition Characters Setting Plot-Conflict Plot-Climax Plot-Resolution Theme 20
    • ->Look at the cover of the novel...The Plow That Broke the Plains -What do you see? (words, pictures) ->Listen to the excerpt from the back of the novel.. -What do you think the "terrible accident" is? -What time period do you think this story took place in? -Make a prediction. What do you think will happen? 21
    • FDR & The New DealFDR Takes Charge -in the months before Roosevelt took office, the economy worsened -people withdrew their money from banks & desperate fear spread -"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..."Restoring Confidence -2 days after being inaugurated, FDR closed all banks and called a special session of Congress -Emergency Banking Relief Act: wide range of powers over banking & set up a system for banks to be reorganized and openThe Hundred Days & The New Deal -special session of Congress in which FDR sent 15 proposals for review -New Deal: all laws that Congress passed within the 100 days; laws and regulations that affected banking, the stock market, industry, agriculture, public works, relief for the poor, and conservation of resources 22
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