Chapter 2 we focused on Social Structures:
- We drew and explained symbols for each group: Soc's, Greasers, and Hoods
- We 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
- Helps us understand Johnny's background
- We used a draw, label, caption strategy to show the dominant mood of the chapter
Chapter 7 -8
- Students are discussing their character's attributes and motivations by using evidence from the text. They are compiling their ideas by using First Word / Last Word Discussion structure. See the image below:
Chapter 9 - 11
- We'll examine each character's motivation for fighting and predict what their future will look like according to their plausibility of change.
- We will discuss the theme of the novel and look back at our focus question: "How does our background influence who we are?"
- We started brainstorming with a partner by using our flip books and discussing our ideas.
- We examined a few exemplars to better understand parts of an essay and criteria for a character sketch:
- We highlighted and labeled items below in the sample:
- We will write a character sketch introductory paragraph together by examining the main character, Andy, from the short story, "On the Sidewalk Bleeding".
- Class products to be posted as they are completed.
- Students will then write their own Introductions for a character sketch based on one of the characters in "The Outsiders".
- We will write the character sketch body paragraphs together by examining the main character, Andy, from the short story, "On the Sidewalk Bleeding".
- See our work below:
- get our thoughts on the page and don't worry about sounding perfect
- make sure our writing sounds like us first then add quotes
- attempt to remember quotes and look up exact words after writing
- underline transitions
- use quotations around words from the text and put page in brackets at the end of the sentence.
- try to bridge the gap between paragraphs by using order transitions (First, Second, Next, Finally, Overall) or by mentioning an idea from the last sentence of the previous paragraph. See the RED sentence above. Can you spot the repeated idea?
- Students write their own body paragraphs for a character sketch based on one of the characters in "The Outsiders".
- Remember what we learned from the model
- We will write a character sketch concluding paragraph together by examining the main character, Andy, from the short story, "On the Sidewalk Bleeding".
- Students write their own conclusions for a character sketch based on one of the characters in "The Outsiders".
- Use COPS and RADaR See the image below:
- Record the traits you are explaining in your essay and jot down your character's actions that prove the trait. Use the organizer below: