The Outsiders Slang Words & Vocab

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Many of the words on the list of slang from the book The Outsiders deal with what?

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1. Which of these is the BEST definition for the word vernacular as it describes S.E. Hinton's language in the novel The Outsiders?

2. What effect does the slang in The Outsiders have on us (as the readers)?

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About This Worksheet & Quiz

S.E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders explores life in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the early 1960s. The use of slang throughout this book is important for several reasons. Quiz questions will address topics such as the types of words used and the effects of slang in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • What the slang words relate to
  • Vernacular
  • Effect of slang on the readers
  • How the words reflect the characters
  • Narrator

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the narrator of The Outsiders
  • Making connections - use your understanding of how language impacts the story to answer quiz questions
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about the use of the term vernacular

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson The Outsiders Slang Words & Vocab, you will learn more about topics such as:

  • The Greasers and the Socs
  • Differences between the two main groups in the novel
  • The significance and meanings of slang terms in the novel
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