THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)

THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
THE OUTSIDERS Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Print & Digital)
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Our Combination Outsiders Unit Teaching Package has 369+ pages and slides (200+ print and 169+ digital Google Drive) that will get your learners tuff with the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training videos on (1) how to assemble a Novel Analysis Packet that is unique to the academic needs of your learners and (2) how to effectively use our Quickwrite writing prompts.

To make your digital experience smooth, we include instructions (w/ screenshots!) of how to download and organize your resources in Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. We've added Google Forms versions of each activity that auto-corrects their responses using a suggested answer key (which you can adjust afterward or modify your answer key) and compiles grades into a spreadsheet with learners' names and class periods to make things easier for you to grade all in one place (some types of question aren't able to auto-grade, though, because of the short-answer format).


LEVEL: 6th - 12th

TOTAL: 369+ combined slides/pages in lesson plan unit

Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included


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♥ I've used this with both my 7th and 8th graders. They have absolutely loved it! Some of my reluctant readers even commented on how they can pass the quizzes. A fantastic unit that I have recommended to other teachers at my school.

♥ I am currently using this with my 8th grade students and it has been a lifesaver! I love the nonfiction documents and the vocabulary activity best. The vocabulary activity requires students to use context clues which is fantastic.

♥ This is great! I like that each activity is separate because I could rearrange them in the order the worked best for me. The activities are really fun, and I love the fact that some grammar is included! SUPER! :D

♥ I was so excited to see this because I loved, loved, loved using your unit for The Giver. The resources are of the same high quality, that are ready to use in the classroom the next day.

♥ My students loved the vocabulary and slang terms activity! They had so much fun! Thanks!



→ Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit

→ Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities

→ Meets Common Core Standards→ Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped

Google Earth Introduction Tour (print : digital)

- Ponyboy's House, the Drive-in Theatre, and the playground where they get jumped...they even get to see some of it in 3D zoomed in to the street view. It's rockin awesome.

- 8-location 3D tour across Oklahoma

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity (print : digital)

- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel

- 10-slide slideshow + 14-Google slides

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Plot Chart Analyzer Diagram (print : digital)

- organize the 6 parts of the plot

- 1-page analyzer + 1-Google slide analyzer (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Character Analyzer (print : digital)

- analyze the main characters

- 2-page + 2-slide digital analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

Conflict Analyzer (print : digital)

- analyze the 6 types of conflict

- 2-page + 2-slide Google analyzer (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Setting Analyzer (print : digital)

- analyze 6 of the main settings

- 2-page + 2-slide digital analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Slang Used in the Novel (print : digital)

- discuss the definitions of all the slang

- 2-page + 2-slide Google analyzer (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

Independent vs. Subordinate Clauses (print : digital)

- practices the difference between the 2 different types of clauses

- practices the difference between the 4 different types of sentence structures: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex

- compelling graphics

- 2-pages + 60 Google slides

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1a; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1b

12 Comprehension Pop Quizzes (print : digital)

- a 5-question pop quiz per chapter (answer keys included)
- 38 print pages + 48 digital slides

- The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

Vocabulary List & Rumbles (Quizzes) (print : digital)

- 12 print pages + 12 digital slides

- 3 20-word digital lists & exercises

- 3 quizzes (Rumbles) (answer keys included)

- 2 versions: one with definitions & words matching and one which requires students to with the traditional match definition with the word and one which requires students to recognize the meaning of the word and how it fits in a sentence from the novel

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

Poem Study - "Nothing Gold Can Stay" (print : digital)

- 1-page + 1-slide Google handout

- Students study the poem and its meaning in our novel

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

Sodapop's Cake Recipe Non-fiction Doc (print : digital)

- Information Document Recipe

- 1-page + 1-slide Google activity (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7

Drive-In Movie Theatres Non-fiction Doc (print : digital)

- Information Document Movie Times

- 1-page + 1-slide Google activity (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7

Subject & Verb Agreement Slideshow (print : digital)

- Teaches agreement rules using lines from text

- Assesses agreement rules using lines from text

- 15-slide + 17-slide Google activity (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L2

Quickwrite Journal Writing Prompts (print : digital)

- 10 Writing Prompts - 10 slides + 17 Google slides

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

Movie vs. Novel Comparison (print : digital)

- compare and contrast the movie and novel

- 2-page + 2-slide Google group comparison

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

3 Essay Topics & Rubrics (print : digital)

- 3 essay options for students to choose from (Narrative, Persuasive, Response to Literature)

- Includes essay grading rubrics

- 6-page + 6-slide digital bundle

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

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