The Outsiders Novel Study Unit

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Free up your time with The Outsiders, a 155 page common-core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by S.E. Hinton. This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The calendar explains the skills and activities for the day, and the weekly assessments are Common Core aligned and include all answer keys. Each quiz and test question is matched and labeled with the exact Common Core standard. These questions go BEYOND basic understanding and hit the high rigor teachers are looking for. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. This guide is loaded with high rigor activities and assessments. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.

Included in this Literature Guide:

How to Use This Guide
Sample Day by Day 5 week Calendar Schedule

Introductory and Informational Materials:
Biography on the author, SE Hinton
The 1960s - Informational Article
Informational Quiz on The 1960s - Informational Article
Answer Key for the Informational Quiz on The 1960s
- Quizzes Align with Reading Informational Common Core
Character List
Plot Summary (for teacher)
Video Links

Vocabulary/Spelling Development:
Vocabulary Words, Definitions, and Links to Electronic Flashcards and Games
Vocabulary Quiz
Answer Key to Vocabulary Quiz
Spelling Quiz
Answer Key to Spelling Quiz

Speaking and Listening Skills:
Dialogue Reading Activity
-Aligns with Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards

Reading Literature Support:
Chapter by Chapter Questions (single spaced to save paper)
Chapter by Chapter Questions (with blank spaces for students to fill in)
Answer Key for Chapter Questions

Reading Literature Assessments:
Quiz Chapters 1-3 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 1-3
Quiz Chapters 4 - 6 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 4 - 6
Quiz Chapters 7 - 9 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 7 - 9
Quiz Chapters 10 - 12
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 10 -12
Final Test (multiple choice/matching)
Answer Key Final Test
- Quizzes/Final Test Align with Reading Literature Common Core

Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
Elements of Plot Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Figurative Language Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Types of Sentences Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
The Elements of a Story Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Ans. Key
Point of View Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Types of Irony Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key

Writing Skills:
Smiley-Face Tricks Writing Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Ans Key
Open-ended Response Writing Activity and Rubrics
Expository (Persuasive) Essay Writing Project and Rubrics
Narrative Writing Project and Rubrics
-Aligns with Writing Common Core Standards

Grammar Skills:
The Eight Parts of Speech Grammar Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Direct and Indirect Objects Activity –
Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Aligns with Language Common Core Standards

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
Reading Literature RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5., RL.6, RL.7, RL.8, RL.9, RL.10
Reading Informational RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5., RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10
Writing W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.9
Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6
Language L.1A, L.1B, L.1C, L.1D, L.1E, L.6.4A, L.6.4B, L.6.4D, L.6.5A, L.6.5B, L.6.5C, L.6.5D

Skills tested include but are not limited to:
point of view
irony (verbal, situational, dramatic)
plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)
type of conflict
cause and effect
figurative language (recognizing and explaining)
vocabulary in context
main idea

The Outsiders Free Quiz can be found here:

The Outsiders Free Quiz

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The Outsiders Novel Study Unit
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