Teacher Guide

The Outsiders Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the young and raw characters in The Outsiders and its themes (such as socioeconomic class, prejudice, friendship and family, and the consequences of violence) will appeal to most young adolescent students. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to these themes; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. For the sake of improving their written expression, of...

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