"The Outsiders"Focus Question: How does background influence who we are? Students researched the setting and time period for the novel, "The Outsiders" by choosing a topic and asking questions. See our findings below:
Next, we read chapter 1 and examined each character in the chapter. See our quick reference sheets below:
We are currently reading the novel and recording our ideas in our Character Analysis Flip books. Chapter 2 we focused on Social Structures: We drew and explained symbols for each group: Soc's, Greasers, and HoodsWe completed a Venn diagram comparing the Soc's to Greasers
Chapter 3 - 6 We have been using a sticky note strategy to identify WATO (Words, Actions, Thoughts and Opinions of Others) that shows our character's personality We have also discussed how to identify flashback and why they are used: Helps us understand Johnny's background We talked about how suspense is built through description in chapter 4 -5: We used a draw, label, …
The Outsider in MeFocus Questions: What can we learn about ourselves by closely examining characters in different texts? How are characters developed? How can I selectively choose evidence to prove a character's personality?
Students are on a journey to understand themselves better through scrutinizing characters!
We completed a free write: Describe a time when you felt like an outsider. See Mrs. Anderson's writing below. Next, we read the short story "On the Sidewalk Bleeding" by Evan Hunter. Students highlighted 3 big events from the beginning, middle and end. They also circled any items that contributed to Andy's Outsider status. We reviewed Plot Diagram using the Pixar Short Film, "Boundin'". Students defined plot diagram items and used precise evidence from the story to support their choices. With a partner we provided feedback…