These essays are designed for students to think deeply about The Outsiders by completing a step by step outline prior to writing the essay.
The 3 topics are Symbolism, Dramatic Narration, and Themes/Society.
Statements from the CCSS aligned informative writing rubric are embedded in the outline to guide students.
A student/peer checklist helps student reflect and revise.
A sample essay is included to guide the teacher and/or students.
These 3 essays are also available for individual purchase at my store.
The Outsiders-Informative Essay-Is Ponyboy a reliable narrator?
The Outsiders-Informative Essay-Society/Themes
The Outsiders-Symbolism-CCSS ELA Informative Essay
**Prepare students for extended response questions that require evidence. Help students write about their own interpretations of texts in the classroom: BRACES-A Blueprint for On Demand and Essay Writing
**Teach your students to think deeply as they read The Outsiders with Common Core Literature Circles
. Try out The Common Core Discussion Director
** Using interactive notebooks in your classroom? Try out these flip books for fiction and non fiction close reading.
**CITING EVIDENCE GOT YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS DOWN? Take a break from the CORE with:
*120 Writing Prompts NOT Common Core Aligned
*Start with the Freebie
version of my students' favorite 24 prompts here.