I am a junior College Writing Coach and former 8th grade ELA instructor. I love creating engaging and unique lessons for students and teachers because I think that learning should be desired, not dreaded.

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THE OUTSIDERS UNIT PACKET:

This is a UNIT PACKET for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
The packet includes the following:

1) TIMELINE UNIT PROJECT

This project encourages student engagement throughout the entire progression of the novel. It includes a guideline with instructions for the students, a graphic organizer for note-taking, and an easy-to-grade rubric for you.This can be done individually, in pairs, or in groups.

2) JOHNNY ON TRIAL: A MOCK TRIAL

The most fun you’ll have all year…

The activity is a Mock Trial for Johnny Cade and his role in the murder of Bob Sheldon. It is the students’ job to decide if Johnny acted in self defense or if he is guilty of second degree murder. The packet guides the students through the process of the trial with easy-to-follow instructions which means no prep for you! This activity challenges them to engage their close reading, writing, group collaboration, and public speaking skills. A grading rubric is also included.

4) COMPREHENSION QUIZZES

These are three very BASIC* comprehension quizzes that cover Chapters 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12. These quizzes are just a quick assessment to ensure they are following along. There are ten multiple choice questions per quiz and an Answer Key is included. *The EXAM included in this packet delves more into details and close reading.

5) CHARACTER AND TERMINOLOGY CROSSWORD REVIEW

This is a 20-question Crossword Puzzle with terms, characters, and plot points from the play. Good for summary and review before exam, or just for days when students are silent reading and you get some early finishers.

6) 40 QUESTION UNIT EXAM (PLUS ESSAY PROMPT)

40 question unit exam that includes 15 multiple choice comprehension/critical thinking questions, 15 character and terminology matching questions, 5 true/false, and 5 plot diagram (optional). Answer key provided.

Also included is an Essay prompt that may be used as part of the exam (based on how much time your class periods allow for assessment) or assigned as an individual take-home or in-class essay. A Rubric, a Brainstorming Sheet, an Outline Sheet, and a Final Draft Sheet are provided. (The latter three are optional based on your preference.)

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