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 be required to identify and write about symbols in the novel.
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-Is Ponyboy a reliable narrator?
The Outsiders-Informative Essay-Society/Themes
**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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version of my students' favorite 24 prompts here.