S.E. Hinton: Expository Writing
This activity requires the students to read a brief article about author S. E. Hinton. Then, students complete an expository writing task where they are required to use evidence based details from the text to answer questions. This is one of the first times I introduce using text-based details to enhance student responses (a common task required in CCLS) The short article gives a nice summary of Hinton's purpose in writing "The Outsiders"