The Outsiders Newspaper Project

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Included are instructions to a newspaper project for the novel The Outsiders. Students use this activity to reinforce the climax of the novel, the church fire. Students will create a newspaper headline page detailing the event, drawing on past information, creative writing skills, and establishing a formal tone. A newspaper template is attached as well if needed.

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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