This resource outlines a task whereby students produce a wanted poster for the character of Jonny Cade from S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders".
It features detailed instructions as well as two examples of wanted posters. The first example might be considered inappropriate by some teachers as it relates to the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. Whilst I acknowledge the tragic nature of this incident, "The Outsiders" is a book that deals directly with violence and murder, so confronting a real-life example does not really represent an inappropriate lurch into morbidity.
The activity can be completed after students have read the first four chapters of the novel, and can be used to assess the following skills/areas of understanding: information retrieval; note making; understanding of character; writing in a formal style; use of the passive voice; paragraphing; use of layout in non-fiction texts.