Read the lesson plans below for detailed instructions on how to host your own Greasers vs. This clearly displays his change in attitude and persona about him. Identity is an important theme in the novel. Chapter 9 Reality is a cruel mistress -When Johnny dies, a side of Dally never seen was shown. I will continue to circulate and use cues to keep students on track and ask leading questions to encourage involvement and positive reinforcement. Once we have read the first chapter, we can discuss the time period and setting of the novel.
Johnny later dies, causing a grief-stricken fellow Greaser, Dallas, to rob a store. Challenge Number One: The Golf Ball Race Designate a distance students will have to walk down and back to, and give the Socs the large serving spoon and Greasers the regular-sized silverware spoon. This WebQuest asks students to analyze the impact of gangs and to explore conflict resolution strategies. Students will write in their journals on the topic of family. In 1983, The Outsiders was adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola and today is considered a classic. If you are an outsider it means you don't fit in with what is considered normal.
Allow them to share their responses with the class. Out of terror, Johnny stabs Bob, a Soc, and kills him, forcing Johnny and Ponyboy to hide in an abandoned church. Students will use the remainder of the class to work on their project that was assigned last class. Students can make a plot diagram of the events from a novel. He didn't have to fall asleep in the lot that night.
How are the Greasers like a family? This book focuses on themes regarding class, stereotypes, and identity—how, particularly in adolescence, individuals are often grouped into categories. How is she different than the male Socs? They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of The Outsiders by describing what they've read, rather than just recalling it. Response includes one partial connection between the text and self or text to the world. Use the rubric as a guideline to see how your paper will be graded. Subject: Language Title: The Outsiders Writing Project Grade: 8 Age Range: 12-14 years old Ministry Expectations met by this lesson: Reading: 1. Check out these activities for The Outsiders book below. Also, keep a reflection note-to-self to determine if I could see how students were understanding concepts body language, involvement and enthusiasm for topic or if something needed to be revisited and simplified in subsequent classes.
One or two details are used from the text. After losing their parents in a tragic automobile accident, the trio are thrown into a life on the streets and caught up in a gang war. They will share why that person is their best friend. The portfolio work will be handed in periodically to ensure completeness and students will be encouraged to ask for help when needed. Today, students will have the chance to share some of their ideas and connections to the novel and as a class, we will make sure to create what is guidelines for proofreading and revising their work. This lesson plan will create competition but understanding amongst the students, causing them to truly identify with the plights of both Greasers and Socs.
Poor A prevalent theme throughout literature is contrasts and comparisons between the rich and the poor. Anticipatory Set: Students will be asked a series of increasingly complex questions to get them thinking about topics that will be recurring themes in the novel. Your students will experience the life of Ponyboy Curtis first hand, and bring it to life through storyboards. The novel ends with Ponyboy writing the opening line. Challenge Number Five: Koosh Ball Toss Using two trash cans, put them at differing distances from the starting line.
Assignments would be modified, depending on their individual abilities. Through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of characters, plots, and settings of the short stories in the book. The Socs have grown up with money, privilege, and too much time on their hands. A valuable assignment you can give students is to have them create their own modern day adaptation. Conventions Paragraphs, punctuation, grammar, and spelling Sentences begin with a capital and have end punctuation.
Lesson 1- Introduction to some of the key questions we will look at during the unit. This will go into the portfolio. They must keep all four wheels of the chair on the ground, and their bottom in the seat! It is just that the author wanted to kept it that name. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text, while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material. Students will be reminded that they are going to receive a mark for participation. Randy leaves town to avoid the rumble, saying, 'And tonight. Pony and Johnny discuss a poem by Robert Frost when they are hiding out.