A complete 3-week unit on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, including a student packet with answer key, graphic organizers that prompt close reading and critical thinking, engaging activities, author’s craft, poem analysis, and a short literary response essay. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core Standards included.
"No Tears" Summer Reading and Writing Fun for Special Education and Intervention Students As a Special Education teacher, I have had many requests for packets of summer work, and tips for keeping kids reading and writing. Even with the best intentions, the summer work turns to tears and arguments, when summer should be fun! All of these activities are open-ended and low stress, with the goal of instilling the love of reading and writing.