Welcome to the 1960s!
You will go back in time to learn and build your knowledge to better understand the book, "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton. The novel's SETTING takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960s.
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After you have finished reading the timeless novel of S.E. Hilton’s The Outsiders and were taken to the world of Ponyboy, SodaPop, Darry, Dally, Steve, Two-Bit, and of course… Johnny *tear*, students will write a literary analysis paper determining
It’s time to take a side! Rikki or the cobras?
Think of a court-room. You are going to be the attorney for either Rikki Tikki Tavi or The Cobras. You have been given the hardest judge in the county... This is your chance.
To prove your case, you
In order to be able to fully explain expository prompts, they need to practice brainstorming different examples. This helped my students tremendously!
Topics to brainstorm include:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Directions: Complete the chart as you read the book. For each chapter, a stated quotation or a personal response is given. Fill-in the blank sections with an appropriate quote or response. You will need to complete one row
Students will be given a non-fiction article or articles selected by the teachers. Favorite sources include NewsELA, ScholasticScope, Junior Scholastic, etc.
Then, they will be given the article of choice menu, and decide how they want to get the
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Music Filmmakers often use music to enhance a movie’s theme. Suppose you were asked to pick five songs for a film version of “Amigo Brothers.” What would they be? Explain how each song reflects a theme of the selection.
You must have a solid
"Choose a prompt to write about and fill the page. What do these quotes mean? What do they mean to you? What do they remind you of?"
“Blowing out somebody else’s candles doesn’t make your shine any brighter.”
“Think of all the beauty
"Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text."
In order to truly understand what the different points of view are, the students will write about the same topic in the 5 different ways. While this is
Reading, Literature, Writing
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Thematic Unit Plans