Written by Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.
18 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There is a group activity that will have students working together to plan and carry out ways in which to improve their neighborhoods.
Three writing assignments are included in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. In the first assignment students write the same composition that Pony was assigned to write. The second assignment is to persuade: after watching the movie of The Outsiders, students are to complete a worksheet comparing and contrasting the movie and the book. Based on those observations and employing their own personal opinions, students are to persuade their audiences to either read the book or watch the movie (whichever they think would be better). The third assignment is to inform: students will write a report in which they inform the teacher of the purpose, progress and conclusions of their neighborhood improvement group activity.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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