In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Outsiders is the classic coming-of-age story about two social groups in 1960s Oklahoma. The Greasers and the Socs are rival social groups, who engage in petty fights around town. Ponyboy and his friends are Greasers and get jumped by the Socs regularly. One night, after leaving a local drive-in, Ponyboy and his friend Johnny get jumped from a group of Socs who have a score to settle. Things go too far and one of the Socs gets killed. Ponyboy and Johnny now find themselves running from the police. After a week hiding out, the pair decide to return and face the consequences of their actions. Things go from bad to worse as the story faces its climax with a final rumble between the Greasers and the Socs. The Outsiders is a classic of modern American literature. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.