Ch 5: Teaching The Outsiders

About This Chapter

The lessons of this chapter will provide you with some examples of activities you can do with students as they read ''The Outsiders,'' along with some example questions you can used to assess your students' understanding of the novel.

Teaching The Outsiders - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors have composed these lessons to help teachers plan out lessons for students as they read S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. Some things covered in this chapter include:

  • Pre-reading activities
  • Discussion questions
  • Chapter specific questions
  • Example essay questions
  • A unit plan

If you find yourself short of time to review these lessons while you are at a computer, review them on any mobile device with internet connection. These lessons were designed to be short and effective, in order to fit busy schedules.

How It Helps

  • Promotes student engagement: Complete the lessons of this chapter to review some examples of activities you can do with your students as they read The Outsiders.
  • Discover new themes: These lessons may help you discover some themes/topics of The Outsiders you were unaware of.
  • Provides example questions: A large part of this chapter will provide you with questions you can use to assess your students understanding of The Outsiders.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Develop assessments to measure students understanding of The Outsiders
  • Initiate student activities related to the novel
  • Organize a unit plan for the study of the novel

15 Lessons in Chapter 5: Teaching The Outsiders
The Outsiders Pre-Reading Activities

1. The Outsiders Pre-Reading Activities

When you incorporate thoughtful pre-reading activities into your literature instruction, you set your students up for success with the book. This lesson offers you some pre-reading activities pertaining to S.E. Hinton's ''The Outsiders''.

The Outsiders Discussion Questions

2. The Outsiders Discussion Questions

The questions in this lesson can be used to ensure students are reading The Outsiders. They will also help them explore, more deeply, the plot, characters, setting, and theme.

The Outsiders Chapter 1 Questions

3. The Outsiders Chapter 1 Questions

Use this lesson to guide your students through the first chapter of the novel ''The Outsiders''. Questions are included for before, during and after reading, as well as simple recall and high-level thinking.

The Outsiders Chapter 2 Questions

4. The Outsiders Chapter 2 Questions

This lesson provides questions for Chapter 2 of S.E. Hinton's novel ~'The Outsiders~' to use before, during, and after reading for students of all levels.

The Outsiders Chapter 4 Questions

5. The Outsiders Chapter 4 Questions

Teachers, enhance your students' understanding of vocabulary and discussion questions from Chapter 4 of ''The Outsiders''. This lesson can be used in both a traditional classroom environment or online.

The Outsiders Chapter 6 Questions

6. The Outsiders Chapter 6 Questions

Teachers, students will confirm they read Chapter 6 by accurately answering the discussion questions. Utilize the extension questions to enhance their critical thinking skills.

The Outsiders Chapter 7 Questions

7. The Outsiders Chapter 7 Questions

Teachers, confirm your students comprehension of Chapter 7 by administering the following questions as an assessment or in class discussion. Some questions probe critical thinking skills.

The Outsiders Chapter 8 Questions

8. The Outsiders Chapter 8 Questions

Teachers, utilize this lesson to confirm your students read Chapter 8 and increase their critical thinking skills with the extension questions. This lesson can be used in a traditional classroom environment or online.

The Outsiders Chapter 9 Questions

9. The Outsiders Chapter 9 Questions

Teachers, challenge students' comprehension and critical thinking skills with Chapter 9 discussion and extension questions. This lesson can be used in a traditional learning environment or online.

The Outsiders Chapter 10 Questions

10. The Outsiders Chapter 10 Questions

Teachers, these questions will confirm your students' comprehension of Chapter 10. Additionally, the extension questions will stretch their critical thinking skills. You can use this lesson in a traditional classroom or online environment.

The Outsiders Essay Questions

11. The Outsiders Essay Questions

These essay questions can be used by teachers to gauge their students' ability to analyze the events that take place in S.E. Hinton's book 'The Outsiders' by asking them to form an opinion backed by supporting details.

The Outsiders Unit Plan

12. The Outsiders Unit Plan

S.E. Hinton's classic novel, The Outsiders, is still taught in schools for a variety of reasons. This lesson provides teachers with an outline for teaching The Outsiders in a classroom setting.

The Outsiders Lesson Plan

13. The Outsiders Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to summarize and examine the plot of The Outsiders. Dig deeply into the theme of social class, then guide students as they use persuasive writing to defend characters' actions.

The Outsiders Comprehension Questions

14. The Outsiders Comprehension Questions

Test your students' knowledge of the characters, scenes, and plot points in ''The Outsiders'' with this collection of comprehension questions. Use the literary analysis questions to deepen discussion and understanding of the book's themes.

The Outsiders Activities

15. The Outsiders Activities

''The Outsiders'' explores gang comradery, violence and punishment, while at the same time allowing us to realize that gang members can feel things, too. These activities allow students to confirm their understanding of the story and its setting.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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