The Outsiders: Anticipation Guide

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is always a favorite for middle and high school readers because it addresses issues that hit home to them, decades after the book is set. Have learners fill out an anticipation guide that encourages them to consider the main themes of the book, including crime, changing your life, and friendship.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign one member of the group to summarize the discussion for each of the questions
  • Post the statements on the wall in your classroom, and have kids put Post-its® with Agree or Disagree underneath each statement
  • Have kids expand one of the answers into a persuasive essay and include passages from the novel in a final draft after the unit is complete
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the actual lesson plan is too vague to implement into the classroom, but the worksheet is valuable to a novel unit

  • Provides anticipation guide worksheet for learners to complete
  • Statements are thought-provoking and interesting for all reading levels

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