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The Outsiders Unit Timeline 8th Grade- Brittany Clouser

Start Date: September 10, 2014 End Date: September 28,2015

Lesson One: Analyzing Dialogue
Start date: September 10, 2015
End date: September 16, 2015

1: 8-8:53 am
2: 8:56-9:49 am
3: 9:52-10:45 am
4: 10:48-11:42 am

I will administer the outsiders Pretest on 9/11 to the four

class periods. We will begin with an anticipation guide on
9/14, followed by small group reading circles of chapters 12. They will have a vocabulary sheet to fill in using context
clues and a note taking sheet for each section. Chapter 3
will be assigned for homework 9/14. On 9/15, class periods
are only 15 minutes long, we will read Chapters 4 and 5
together. On 9/16, students will discuss their note sheets
and have a lesson on analyzing dialogue; I will be using the
gradual release model.

Lesson Two: Determine Theme

Start date: September 17, 2015
End date: September 21,2015
Period 1, 2, 3, and 4

We will begin by reviewing in groups the note taking sheets

from chapters 4-6. The students will read in small groups
chapters 7 and 8 during class, filling in their vocabulary
sheets. I will monitor the circles and formatively assess the
students progress. We will read chapter 9 as a class,
continuing to fill in our note sheets and vocabulary. I will do
a lesson on determining the theme of a story using
examples from their history class. We will discuss The
Outsiders theme and the development thus far in the story.
I will provide them with background knowledge on the
setting and time period during the 1960s to further their

Lesson Three: Analyzing Film vs.

Start date: September 23, 2015
End date: September 25, 2015
Period 1, 2, 3, and 4

We will review the note sheets from chapters 7-9 as a class

and answer any questions students may have so far. They
will have silent reading time to read chapters 10-12. The
students will watch The Outsiders movie and compare and
contrast the similarities and differences between the novel
and the movie.

Lesson Four: Argumentative Debate

Start and End date:
September 28, 2015
Period 1, 2, 3, and 4

The students will be split up into two groups. As a group,

they will use google docs to work together to create their
argumentative statement with evidence to support their
reasons from the text. They will provide an opposition
statement. They will present their findings aloud during the
debate and each contribute to their findings. They will
assign roles amongst themselves including textual evidence
finder, speakers, Google docs editors, note takers, etc. they
can create jobs as they see fit.

Lesson Five: Review and Post Test

Start date:
September 29, 2015
End date:
September 30, 2015
Period 1, 2, 3, and 4

On the last day, we will play a unit review game through

filpquiz to prepare for the final exam the following day.
They will take the final assessment on the unit on
September 30,2015.