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

The Outsiders Novel Study - Common Core Aligned Teaching 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. 

Perfect for student-directed distance learning or homeschooling, however, this product is a PDF only and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.

Designed to require as much or as little teacher instruction or intervention as you desire. Lessons and activities are clear, and provide students with full explanation on how to complete activities (giving examples and providing mini-lessons whenever possible), requiring little to no explanation or detailed instruction from the teacher. In many cases, students will be able to self-direct their study and completion of work according to your requirements, making it perfect for distance learning.

Please note that this product may be used in Google Classroom or a PASSWORD-protected site by the authorized purchaser only. Posting or sharing anywhere the public can view or download is violation of copyright terms of use.

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)

Here's what Jen Anderson said: 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!

  • 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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