OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities

OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
OUTSIDERS Novel Unit with Lessons & Activities
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THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton is one of my students' all-time favorite novels! Everything you need to teach The Outsiders -- and make it fun and engaging! -- is right here, ready to print-and-go. Save loads of prep time by downloading this complete, Common Core-aligned novel unit!


This 3-week unit for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton contains everything you need for an exciting, engaging novel study! I have used these plans to successfully teach The Outsiders in both 7th and 8th grades, as well as Summer School and Reading Academic Intervention Services.

This unit requires close reading and includes critical thinking questions that compel students to extrapolate relevant and appropriate inferences from the story. It is also structured for quick and easy integration of read-louds, shared reading, independent reading, guided reading, interactive writing, shared writing, and independent writing, making this an ideal unit for the integration of Balanced Literacy, Academic Intervention Services, or tutoring.

These plans also include several opportunities for writing, all of which prepare students for meaningful class discussions about the themes of exclusion vs. inclusion, equality vs. inequality, and tolerance vs. acceptance.

This 78-page Outsiders Unit includes:

-15 days of Teacher Plans, including guided reading questions, group work, class discussion starters, partner work, homework, and critical-thinking activities

-“Are You Ready to Rumble?” Obstacles of Life Relay Race (An activity that prompts class discussion about what it is like to be advantaged versus disadvantaged)

-Poem Analysis (3 poems to integrate with the reading of The Outsiders)

-Short Literary Analysis Paper with a 60-point rubric

-6 graphic organizers to facilitate close reading and critical thinking

-Author’s Craft notes and prompts, including the effective use of characterization, mood, point of view, idioms, similes, hyperbole, flashback, imagery, plot, and verb/adverb combinations

-An 8-page escalator containing critical thinking questions about the text, prompting close reading, metacognition, and readiness for group discussions

-A 16-page Student Packet with Answer Key

-Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, Common Core Standards, and Terms of Use

A variety of activities, graphic organizers, structured worksheets, and group work projects lends itself well to differentiation, making this unit perfectly suited for inclusive classrooms.

You may also be interested in:

The Outsiders Final Project

The Outsiders Newspaper

Save 20% by purchasing all 3 Outsiders resources in one money-saving bundle:

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: Unit, Assessment, and Project BUNDLE





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78 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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