Engage students by using the diction in The Outsiders for students to translate sentences into grammatically correct sentences. The students are also asked to find examples of figurative language in the book. Best practices tell us to teach in context, and this worksheet will help you do just that. Use as a scaffolding tool in small group or heterogenous cooperative groups. Answer key is included, although, answers may very. Kick it up a notch and have students explain their choices. This practice fits in with Common Core thinking.