This three-part anticipation guide for The Outsiders is just what you need to get your students in the right mindset for the novel!
In Part I, students agree or disagree with a series of "tuff" statements. In Part II, students get into groups, tally up their responses to Part I, and discuss with guiding questions. When students complete these small group discussions, it's the prefect time for a class discussion. Finally, in Part III, students individually reflect on the discussions and their opinions. Topics include: identity, gangs, stereotyping, society, and more.