In this all-in-one unit, you receive materials for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton AS WELL AS a full set of Literature Circle documents that can be used for any novel.
The unit on The Outsiders focuses on the Setting and the Realism of the situations/characters. Students read about S.E. Hinton's life, her inspirations, and the 1960s. A brief research project on the 1960s had students look into a variety of topics in more depth and then present to the class.
Literature Circle documents include a Discussion Leader, a Summarizer, a Word Master, a Lit Luminary (important passages), and a Connector (to world, to literature). These documents are all one page and can be easily color-coordinated for your students. It is more advisable in groups of 5.