Teacher Guide

The Outsiders Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand how complex themes, ideas, and characters develop from the beginning to the end of The Outsiders, and analyze them using various media and a range of perspectives.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to formulate complex arguments about The Outsiders using both textual evidence and outside research to support their own ideas.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to examine the historical, literary, and social context in which The Outsiders was created and evaluate those factors' influence on the text.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to...

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