Tuesday, December 5: Outsiders Ch. 5 & Forming Interpretations

Goals: Read. Add one or two extended close reading responses.


  • Congratulations to those who finished the instruction guide to happiness. Check NEO to see the scoring guide with your grade. Comments are in Google Classroom and NEO. I have not finished grading all of them yet.
  • Absent yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog post and catch up on Outsiders Ch. 4.

1) Starter

Click HERE to open the starter in Google Classroom.

Tuesday, December 5: Outsiders Ch. 5 & Forming InterpretationsSummarizing


2) Outsiders Ch. 5 &  Close Reading Response

  • Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom.


  • Click HERE to open the audiobook resources in Google Classroom. You may listen and read along OR simply read.
  • Check the Find the Chapter chart to locate your place in the audiobook. If you are keeping up with the reading, you should be on Chapter 5 or beyond.
  • Use the Cognitive Strategies Booklet (see below) to help you craft high-quality responses.

3) If You Finish Early Choose One of the Following Activities:


HOMEWORK: Read Ch.5, 1 – 2 Close Reading Responses