This instructional guide contains a variety of resources to aid in the study of the novel Blue Dust Days. It incorporates standard-based unit and chapter lesson ideas, multiple instructional strategies that range from upper elementary through middle school, and cross-curricular lessons that tie directly to the novel. In addition, the guide contains printable, downloadable resources for use in the classroom.
The instructional guide was created by Megan Durham, who is an English/Language Arts Writing Specialist who teaches third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Ms. Durham's credentials include B.S. Elementary Education, M.S.E. School Administration, and Ed.S. Educational Administration. She is also an adjunct university professor of future elementary teachers.