This essay is designed for students to think deeply about The Outsiders by completing a step by step outline prior to writing the essay. For this essay students will need to determine if Ponyboy is a reliable narrator and use the text to support their answer.
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.
Choice is motivating! Let your students choose their essay topic. Other essay topics available at my store for the novel The Outsiders are:
The Outsiders-Informative Essay-Society/Themes
The Outsiders-Symbolism-CCSS ELA Informative Essay
**Buy the bundle of all three essays for $5.00 at The Outsiders Essay Bundle-3 CCSS aligned Informative Essay Topics
**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.
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*120 Writing Prompts NOT Common Core Aligned
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version of my students' favorite 24 prompts here.