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Teaching The Outsiders - Some Novel Ideas

Teaching The Outsiders - Some Novel Ideas
It was a tough day in language arts class today. I showed "The Outsiders" today. There are so many things that make this day bittersweet each year. But, I digress. As I have previously posted, I use guided inquiry as the base for all of my units of study. 1. 2. After introducing the guiding questions, we do a peer relationships opinionaire. The book can be split up easily: six sets of two chapters. Another great activity to do with this book/unit is a grid activity I've adapted from the wonderful book Speaking Volumes: How To Get Students Discussing Books and Much More by Barry Gilmore (Heinemann, 2006). Tomorrow, we're writing six word memoirs on peer relations, using this book as our guide: Thanks to Anne at Read...Write...Talk for turning me onto this book and activity. This year, I'm trying something new for the final project for this unit. I'll try to post some of these next week, too. There is really so much you can do with The Outsiders. Related:  The OutsidersThe Outsiders

HSINZ.T2.TG.Outsiders The Outsiders Summary When Hinton published The Outsiders in 1967, she used her initials so that readers would think she was a man. It was assumed by publishers, in that pre-young adult era, that readers would not believe that a woman could write realistically about the urban street world that Hinton’s first novel depicts. It is a sign of how far the genre has evolved since 1967 that The Outsiders seems so tame today. The novel is set in a small southwestern city (similar to Tulsa), but in some ways it could be any city in the United States, for the novel is vague and dreamy in form. There are few adults, and the world of The Outsiders is divided into wealthy “Socs” (short for “socials”) and “greasers,” the tough gang members who dress in their early-1960’s uniform of long hair, blue jeans, and T-shirts. The action in this short novel is, as in most young adult fiction, simple and straightforward and covers only a few days. How can the characters recognize this “family of man” that they all share?

About SE Hinton The Outsiders Lesson Plans Introductory Lecture S.E. Hinton was still in high school when she wrote The Outsiders, first published in 1967. An immediate sensation, the novel is now considered the best-selling young adult novel of all time. Its realistic portrayal of teenage life—drawn from Hinton’s experience at a high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma—stood in marked contrast to the light, shallow young adult fiction of the day. Audiences responded, and The Outsiders changed the genre. The Outsiders centers on the violent rivalry between two high school social groups: popular, well-to-do students and poor, unpopular students who are considered “lower class.” Hinton weaves a narrative fraught with tension and drama; the action is nonstop from the moment early in the book when the Socs jump Ponyboy on his way home from the movies. Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” is developed as a central motif in the novel. By the end of the unit the student will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

STI Lesson 48 - Getting Inside The Outsiders Through Music Rationale In order for students to understand S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders completely, they must understand the music of the time and how it relates to the novel’s main characters. In the novel, different groups of characters emerge and Hinton distinguishes these groups by associating them with musicians of the time. She realtes The Beatles to the Socs, Elvis Presley to the Greasers, and Hank Williams, Sr. to a rougher subculture of Greasers. Objectives Students will be able to: Recognize themes in The Outsiders and popular music.Recognize social ostracism in their own lives.Recognize different genres of popular music. Audience This lesson is designed for middle school students (seventh and eighth grade) reading S.E. Time Frame In order to promote healthy class discussion, this lesson should be completed in roughly three fifty-minute class periods. Materials The lyrics and recordings of selected recordings; copies of S.E. Background Procedures Evaluation Selected Recordings Contributed by

American Cultural History - 1960 - 1969 The purpose of this web and library guide is to help the user gain a broad understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of the 1960s. In a very small way, this is a bibliographic essay. While there is no way we can link to everything, we have attempted to find areas of special interest and to select information that we hold dear today - movies we watch, songs we sing, events that move us, people we admire. To see the whole picture, we encourage users to browse all the way through this page and then visit the suggested links for more information on the decade. Architecture in the sixties was undergoing a refinement of Modernism and a move to an even more streamlined contemporary look. As in the fifties, art in America of the sixties was influenced by the desire to move into the modern age or future which the space age seemed to forecast. BOOKS: Library of Congress browsing areas include: PS - American Literature; Z - Books and Libraries Books that define the time:

eThemes - links to ideas Global rating average: 0.0 out of These websites are about “The Outsiders” by S. E. Grades Links The Outsiders Movie and Book This site has information about the novel "The Outsiders," and also the movie, stage productions, and TV series. Education Standards Request State Standards The Outsiders: Context Susan Eloise Hinton was born in the 1950s in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a place that she describes as “a pleasant place to live if you don’t want to do anything.” She began The Outsiders at the age of fifteen, inspired by her frustration with the social divisions in her high school and the lack of realistic fiction for high school readers. The Outsiders, first published in 1967, tells the story of class conflict between the greasers, a group of low-class youths, and the Socs (short for Socials), a group of privileged rich kids who live on the wealthy West Side of town. The novel broke ground in the genre of Young Adult fiction, transcending established boundaries in its portrayal of violence, class conflict, and prejudice. Hinton’s publishers decided that Hinton should publish her novel under the name S. E. The language and details of the novel root the story in the sixties. After the publication of her first novel, Hinton felt pressure to turn out a successful sophomore effort.

The Outsiders Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources | S. E. Hinton Teaching The Outsiders The Outsiders lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. Target Grade: 7th-12th (Middle School and High School) Length of Lesson Plan: Approximately 114 pages. Browse The Outsiders Lesson Plan: Full Lesson Plan Overview Completely Customizable! The Outsiders lesson plan is downloadable in PDF and Word. Lesson Plan Calendars The Lesson Plan Calendars provide daily suggestions about what to teach. Chapter Abstracts Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter of The Outsiders. Character and Object Descriptions Character and Object Descriptions provide descriptions of the significant characters as well as objects and places in The Outsiders. Multiple Choice Questions Short Essay Questions Daily Lessons Evaluation Forms Tests

The Outsiders - activities Overview: The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, is a coming of age story centered around the life of Ponyboy Curtis, his brother Darryl and Sodapop, and their group of buddies, the greasers. Ponyboy, the narrator, becomes a very different person at the end of the novel as the events of his life change him in positive and negative ways. This unit of study will look at The Outsiders as well as supporting poetry and non-fiction text. Introduction: Introducing the Outsiders Ponyboy is fourteen, tough and confused, yet sensitive behind his bold front. For each section, the introductory page will list all of the assignments and have links to each of them. Introductory Section Assignments Getting Ready Below is a series of statements. 1. Strongly Agree Agree Not Sure Disagree Strongly Disagree 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Anticipation Guide Synopsis: The Outsiders tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis, a fourteen-year-old boy who lives with his two brothers, all orphaned when their parents died in a car crash. 1. 2.

The Outsiders  Important Documents: Unit Overview: This brief overview includes essential questions, texts and materials, concepts addressed, formative and summative assessments, and opportunities for differentiation for The Outsiders unit. Character Profile: After reading the first 3 chapters of The Outsiders, students work in groups to construct profile posters about a character in the novel. Journal Prompts: Throughout the reading of The Outsiders, students will use Google Docs to respond to journal prompts themes present in both the novel and their lives. Class Discussions: Students will participate in both small-group and whole-class discussions about the events, characters, and themes of The Outsiders several times throughout the unit. Reading Quizzes: For every 2-3 chapters read of The Outsiders, students will complete quizzes that check for reading comprehension. Song Assignment: After reading the entirety of the novel, students will choose a song that reminds them of a theme in The Outsiders.

The Outsiders - LitChart Author Bio Full Name: Susan Eloise Hinton Pen Name: S. E. Hinton Date of Birth: July 22, 1948 Place of Birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma Brief Life Story: S. Key Facts Full Title: The Outsiders Genre: Young adult fiction Setting: Tulsa, Oklahoma Climax: The deaths of Johnny and Dally Protagonist: Ponyboy Antagonists: The Socs Point of View: First person Historical and Literary Context When Written: 1964-5 Where Written: Tulsa, Oklahoma When Published: 1967 Literary Period: Modern American Related Literary Works: Hinton wrote The Outsiders in part because she wanted to read a book like it. Related Historical Events: The book reflects the growing disillusionment and social stratification Americans experienced during the 1960s. Extra Credit Could a girl write this? Rocky path to success: S.

Teaching The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Weblog Entries 4th Period Class Identification: 222028 5th Period 2nd 9 Weeks 2011-2012 JEJ MOORE _________________________________________________________ Preparing to Read The Outsiders by S. Themes found in The Outsiders Book Trailer-Video The Outsiders 40 Years Later-Article An Outsider, Out of the Shadows-Article Radio Interview with S. Anticpation Guide Complete the Following: Introductory Activity Letter from S. The Letter that Started a Movie-Video Chapter One Graphic Organizer: Chapter One Questions and Direct and Indirect Characterization Sample Assignment Chapter Two Characters S.

The Outsiders Have students read and memorize Robert Frost's short poem Nothing Gold Can Stay. Tell them that Frost noticed that the first growth of plants after the harsh New England winter is often golden in color but quickly turns to green. Have students analyze the poem using techniques with which they may be familiar such as "say, mean, matter." Talk to the class about police assisted suicide, also known as "suicide by cop." This occurs when a person intentionally provokes a law enforcement officer into killing him or her. Discussion Questions: 1. A. B. C. D. E. F. 2. 3. 4. 5. For 50 additional discussion questions on the topics of theme, cinematic-literary devices, and character development, see The Outsiders Supplemental Materials. Assignments and Assessments: Any of the discussion questions in this Learning Guide and in the Supplemental Materials can be used as essay prompts. 1. 2. 3. Note to Teachers as to assignments 2 and 3.