The Outsiders reading comprehension GAMES | Game Show | Task Cards

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Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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36 pages
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Mrs Spangler in the Middle


Easily engage your Middle School students with these games to review key settings, characters, plot, and theme details from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton!

Play Scoot, Scatter, and ZAP, with the printable task cards OR play the Game Show version with the included PowerPoint or Google Slides Game!

What's included:

✅ A total of FORTY questions (task cards) about the setting, characters, plot, and theme of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton written using standardized test vocabulary such as evaluate, judge, and infer.

✅ Directions for how to play ALL 4 games: ZAP, SCOOT, SCATTER, and Quiz Show (using the same questions from the task cards)

✅ ZAP "cards"

✅ Recording sheet

✅ PowerPoint Game Show

✅ Google Slides version of the Game Show

✅ Answer KEY

Your students will love having the opportunity to play a game in class and you will love that it keeps them engaged!


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ TeachingTeensWithDreams said, "I love this resource for my unit on The Outsiders. Very creative and helpful! Thank you!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Talisa H. said, "I liked that this uses higher academic vocabulary to ask questions."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Cheryl W. said, "Awesome change to the regular review."

Supports Common Core Standard:


Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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Total Pages
36 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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