40-slide PowerPoint for 2-3 weeks of exceptionally detailed, FUN, and creative day-by-day learning goal-driven plans for implementing S. E. Hinton's Coming of Age novel The Outsiders in any secondary ELA course: this is a must-view, and a terrific deal!
This PPT unit navigates students from the first (lower) levels of Bloom's Taxonomy of remembering and comprehending into the highest levels, through leading students with applying, analyzing, evaluating, AND synthesizing/creating from day 1 through the grand finale in various, new, and engaging ways. The unit will begin with learning about the author as well as interactive work on the time period, and moves students through the daily reading and thinking about/working with the novel to the end in a multi-media project for a summative assessment.
You not only will be purchasing daily reading strategy activities, but also original formative reading assessments presented in various ways to check student comprehension, application, analysis, and evaluation. You will be inviting students to reach the higher Bloom's Taxonomy levels and the unit is Common Core-aligned!
With this colorful, highly graphic plan you're getting:
a.) detailed lessons for 14 days (assuming a traditional hourly schedule, to be revised at your professional discretion).
b.) daily learning targets/goals
c.) daily warm-up activities, ranging from prior knowledge tapping to pair/share, give-and-get, turn-and-talk, critical response writing, and so forth to help students understand and synthesize knowledge of literary elements, from setting to characterization to plot development to foreshadowing to symbolism, and much, MUCH more in between and after!
d.) varying types of formative assessments throughout the novel.
e.) consistently engaging activities calling on students' developing abilities with critical thinking, media and information literacy as well as communication, collaboration, innovation/creativity, and problem-solving with their peers, including directives for graphic organizers.
f.) The entire PowerPoint is printable! (eg. assessments, literary graphic organizers, and through to the grand finale student favorite summative assessment piece ~ a multi-genre project, complete with five detailed ideas and specified directions for an all-class art gallery walk/share. AND MUCH MORE!
g.) You may choose to add on a couple days for showing the early 80s movie version of the novel with a comparison/contrast piece, at your professional discretion/time needs.
All wrapped up in an extremely polished, new PowerPoint presentation filled with engaging graphics, animations/transitions, and collaborative directives to help you enjoy this fantastic novel with your students in a very do-able, enjoyable manner!
I have implemented this unit with fantastic success in my classroom -- 8th grade most recently; this is the polished-to-perfection version, establishing learning targets/standards daily! Enjoy, thanks very much for visiting my store, and I look forward to your feedback!
You may wish to check out at a low price the Ch. 9 "Fight Chart": Characters' Motivations in The Outsiders
(a copy is provided in the presentation the appropriate point), as well as any other literary element PPT presentations in my store -- theme, characterization, and so forth. Thanks again!