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The Outsiders Body Biography, Characterization, For Print and Digital

Danielle Knight
Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
Resource Type
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  • Google Apps™
52 pages
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The Outsiders Body Biography Bundle is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing characters from the timeless and relevant novel. Your students will find plenty of opportunity for creativity. For the first time you'll experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, The Outsiders, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!

****Now it includes the digital learning version. ****

This project can be used any time of the year. The project bundle includes 8 characters. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C's and achievement. Leave the body biographies up all year long! I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.

Includes 8 choices:

★ each poster is a character from the novel. Featuring fun but mature images- appealing to all grades. In line art for your students to add color and design.

★ Poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.

★ Rubric

★ Reflection Questions

★Bonus - characterization pre-planning sheets for each character!

★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).

★ Teacher set up directions, learning objective / learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS

Here is your list:

Johnny Cade
Ponyboy Curtis

Dallas Winston

Darrel Curtis

Sodapop Curtis
Cherry Valance

Two-Bit Mathews

Steve Randle

What’s the Student Objective?

The student objectives are as follows:

•Review what is supportive evidence.

•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).

•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject) , then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.

•Fill out The Outsiders Body Biography graphic organizer/poster

Group work should promote:

•Intellectual understanding, abilities and skills.

•Communication, cooperative and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership and peer support.

•Personal growth (increased self esteem and self confidence).

**Check out the Preview**

★Classroom Décor

★Bulletin Board


★Showcase Display

For Distance Learning




Q: Should I assign the digital body biography for independent reading or for an online collaborative project?

Social media has taken off as an integral part of our society because of how it creates a way to make connections. Our focus is usually to see other people’s reactions to what was shared. When students communicate online while working on a project, they can learn from each other.

The answer to this question is, yes, to both. It is up to you. The project versatile enough to be shared for an independent or collaborative assignment.

Q: Why is Google Slides so effective for distance learning?

Google Slides for a digital body biography can make distance learning (remote learning) possible. You’ll agree, when you see how easy and quick, it is to share with your students, too.

•By responding, creating, and publishing.

•A shared learning space where students can come together.

Q: Do I assign one character to each student? Or all the characters?

This is 100% up to you. I would assign each character if it is a long-range assignment. If it’s a shorter deadline, then I would assign one per group, or one per person.

Q: How do my students respond to the fill-ins?

There are text boxes in place. Your students click on the text boxes to publish their responses. If they need to, just expand the text box to add more space, or make the font smaller. Have fun with text color!

Q: What is the best way to print the slides?

Great question. The slides are not meant to be printed. They are 16:9 format for screen viewing only. If you need the printed version, you can pick up that version, which…comes with the digital version! Woo hoo!

Q: Is there a rubric?

Yes. You will find the rubric in the PDF file.

Q: Is there a students’ directions slide?

Yes. You will find it on slide #1. It breaks down what the textual evidence is for each part of the digital body biography.

Directions are clear and explicit. Danielle Knight Copyright 2019

Total Pages
52 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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