# The Outsiders Novel Unit

## The Outsiders Novel Unit

Students will read the novel, The Outsiders, while simultaneously working to analyze the text and time period of the novel.

This unit was developed by Megan Andersen as part of the Nebraska ESUCC Special Project for BlendEd Best Practices.

## Content Area Skill(s):

Writing

Multiple Literacies

## Digital Age Skill(s):

Empowered Learner

Knowledge Constructor

4 weeks

## Overview of Unit:

In this unit, students will read the novel, The Outsiders, while simultaneously working to analyze the text and time period of the novel.

## Empower Learner Activity:

### Detailed Description:

1. Students will fill out the Google form which will help me to determine comfort levels of both the unit expectations and their own independent work.

2. I will group students based on the pre-assessment form. I believe this unit will run best with like-ability levels.

3. Students will set goals for the unit based on the learning targets and pre-assessment data. I will sit with each student to set these goals.

4. Students will play “on the bus” with the anticipation guide.

## Knowledge Application:

### Artifact Profile:

One Pager

Detailed Description:

Throughout the unit, we will be focusing on several literary components. Your final project will be to create a one-pager demonstrating your understanding and application of these. You will be given an 11x14 piece of white paper for this project. It is your responsibility to be creative and turn this plain piece of paper into an artistic representation of the novel.

LA 8.1.6.h; LA 8.1.6.i; LA 8.1.6.n; LA 8.1.6.o; LA 8.2.2.b; LA 8.4.1.b; LA 8.4.2.b

### Digital Age Skills:

Knowledge Constructor

Creative Communicator

Rubric

## Knowledge Deepening:

Students will complete the three yellow boxes on the choice board. They will then choose any of the remaining six boxes totaling at least 8 points. Due dates will be set by me. I will monitor progress by meeting with each student individually each week.

Students will complete the three yellow boxes on the choice board. They will then choose any of the remaining six boxes totaling at least 8 points. Due dates will be set by me. I will monitor progress by meeting with each student individually each week.

Students will complete the three yellow boxes on the choice board. They will then choose any of the remaining six boxes totaling at least 8 points. Due dates will be set by me. I will monitor progress by meeting with each student individually each week.

See above.