The Outsiders Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Outsiders Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Outsiders Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Outsiders Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide

The Outsiders Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide

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This 113-page Literature Guide for teaching The Outsiders includes activities, comprehension and analysis questions, lessons, quizzes, tests, resources, and more.

Here's what Jen Anderson said about this The Outsiders unit: This was a very helpful resource for my students during our novel study of "The Outsiders." It was very easy to adapt and differentiate where needed and my students were engaged throughout. It also contains a lot of different materials that cover different concepts. Great resource!

This The Outsiders unit has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 7 - 8.

This The Outsiders Literature Guide includes:

  • Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities List
  • Post-Reading Extension Activities and Alternative Assessment
  • Essay and Creative Writing Ideas List
  • Reading: Informational Focus article and corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions on Understanding and Dealing with Loss (RI.7.1; RI.8.1, RI.8.3)
  • Reading: Informational Focus article and corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions on The Allure of Gangs (RI.7.1, RI.7.5; RI.8.1, RI.8.3)
  • Reading: Informational Focus article and corresponding activity on Social Cliques and Stereotyping (RI.7.1, RI.7.5; RI.8.1, RI.8.3)
  • Anticipation/Reaction Guide and Reflection (SL.7.1; SL.8.1)
  • Author Biography: S.E. Hinton article and corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.7.1, RI.7.4; RI.8.1, RI.8.4)
  • Active Reading Guide: Note-Taking and Summarizing Chart (RL.7.1, RL.7.2; RL.8.1, RL.8.2)
  • Vocabulary Lists: one with definitions and one without (L.7.6; L.8.6)
  • List of Allusions and Terminology, Idioms and Expressions, defined (L.7.6; L.8.6)
  • CCSS Reading: Literature Focus Lessons and Activities:
    • Character Development (RL.7.3, RL.8.3)
    • Analyzing Poetry (RL.7.4, RL.7.5; RL.8.3, RL.8.4)
    • Character Types (RL.7.3; RL.8.3)
    • Bildungsroman and Development of Theme (RL.7.2, RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)
    • Plot and Conflict Development (RL.7.2, RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)
  • CCSS Writing Focus Lessons/Activities:
    • Keywords and Search Terms (W.7.8, RL 7.2; RL 8.2)
    • Discovering Credible Sources (W.7.8; W.8.8)
    • Identifying Task, Purpose, and Audience (W.7.4, W.7.5; W.8.4, W.8.5)
    • Generating Research Questions (W.7.7; W.8.7)
  • CCSS Language Focus Lessons/Activities:
    • Using Reference Materials to Verify Meanings (L.7.4.C, L.7.4.D; L.8.4.C, L.8.4.D)
    • Sentence Combining and Clauses (L.7.1.A, L.7.1.B)
    • Vocabulary in Context (L.7.4.A; L.8.4.A)
    • Sentence Combining Review (L.7.1.A, L.7.1.B)
    • Using Context Clues (L.7.4.A; L.8.4.A)
    • Denotation and Connotation (L.7.4.A, L.7.4.C. L.7.5.C; L.8.4.A, L.8.4.C, L.8.5.C)
    • Analogies (L.7.5.B; L.8.5.B) 
  • Reading Comprehension Quizzes
  • Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Two Final Exam Options - One entirely Multiple Choice
  • Sample Agenda
  • Novel Summary
  • Three Different Rubrics
  • Answer Key
  • Common Core Alignment Documentation

Ali T. said: I really like all of the Simply Novel (formerly Secondary Solutions) materials. They are challenging and thorough and worth the money. I think that they are great materials to add to the study of the novel.

 

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