Posted: February 19, 2013
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Read to the end of chapter 7 of The Outsiders. Do quote assignment: Due Thursday
Posted: February 17, 2013
We talked about symbolism and filled in a chart with the different symbols in The Outsiders. We discussed chapter 5 with divided partner questions which were then shared orally with the class.
Posted: February 14, 2013
Read to the end of chapter 5 Quick write today: If you were Johnny's lawyer, what would use as a defense for him killing Bob?
Posted: February 13, 2013
Have finished reading to the end of chapeter 4 of The Outsiders. Things due: 1. Collage on '60's (2 weeks ago) 2. 6 Word Memoir (last week) 3. Motif assignment (see attached) 4. Critical Questions Ch. 1-3 (Due Feb. 13) see attached Things we continue to work on nightly: 1. Reading 2. Characterizations chart (see attached)
Posted: February 10, 2013
On Friday, we discussed chapter 1 & 2 with "One question/one comment". We also looked at 6 Word Memoirs and created one through the eyes of one of the characters in The Outsiders. Ex: Ponyboy's 6 word memoir: I don't believe my own lies. Darry's 6 word memoir: Lost a family; gained new one. Johnny's 6 word memoir: Scared to walk alone; half dead. Homework: Create a six word memoir from the perspective of one of the charcters.
Posted: February 7, 2013
Quick write: Do you think Ponyboy is being fair when he talks about his brother Darry? We compared slang from the era of The Outsiders with slang used today. Finish Chapter 2 and make sure the characterization chart is filled in for the physical characteristics.
Posted: February 1, 2013
We have started the new semester with The Outsiders novel study. To get students familiar with the time ad setting of the novel, we are doing an assignment about the different aspects of the 50's and 60's. We are creating a visual time capsule about the hair styles, fashion, politics, family life, cars, music and careers of the era. See attched for the assignment. Due: Wednesday, February 5, 2013