This is a 20 day novel unit for SE Hinton's "The Outsiders." This unit is focused on skill development and close reading strategies and literary analysis skills (including making inferences, characterization, drawing conclusions, tone and mood) and is a 20 day novel study of the entire novel.
This novel unit would be appropriate in a 7th to 10th grade classroom. The lexile level is lower, but the themes and skills are developmentally appropriate for early high school. Additionally, the novel and unit provide a solid foundation for literary analysis skills that can then be transferred to more difficult novels later in the school year.
Each day of lessons includes a daily powerpoint with before, during, and after reading activities, as well as a daily work paper. Also included in the unit is a unit assessment, which is written to be trackable by objective.