In this unit you will: Read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Identify key features of the plot. Identify and describe key characters and their motivation. Explain the effectiveness of the language used in these stories. Identify and describe the key themes and explain what the author wants us to think about. Write in a formal style to express an opinion on a topic relating to issues in the text. Write creatively to explore and demonstrate understanding of the issues in the text.
Gathering Processing In pairs, list all the characters introduced in chapter 1 and beside each write a description next to each one. Thinking Relating to others Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating1. Create a Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between the Soc’s and Greasers.2. Explain why Cherry won’t say ‘hi’ to Ponyboy at school. Include a quote.3. Describe P-boys parents. Include a quote.4. Explain why P-boy wants to move to the country. Include a quote.5. Describe what happen when P-boy came home late.6. Imagine that you are Johnny. Write a journal entry to describe your thoughts and feelings about your family. Write at least 5 sentences. Gathering Processing Applying
Thinking Relating to others Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating1. Create a visual timeline of 5 events in this chapter.2. Record definitions for the following words:a) Reformatory b) Premonitionc) Hermit d) Rueful3. Explain what Pony means when he says the Soc’s were ‘reeling pickled’.4. What would your advice be to Pony and Johnny if they came to you for help? Explain in at least 5 sentences.5. In pairs, create a wordfind with at least 10 words. Use names or words from chapter 4. Gathering Processing Applying
Write out the characters name and matching description. Write out the letters and numbers also.a. Ponyboy Curtis 1. Soda’s best friendb. Darryl Curtis 2. Won’t fight in the last rumblec. Sodapop Curtis 3. It’s his idea to go to Jay Mountaind. Two-Bit Mathews 4. She says she might love Dallye. Johnny Cade 5. The Soc who is killedf. Steve Randall 6. He hates Baloney at the end of the novelg. Dallas Winston 7. The clown of the gangh. Sandy 8. The second oldest brotheri. Cherry Valance 9. Tells Ponyboy to ‘stay gold’j. Marcia 10. Sodapop’s girlfriendk. Bob Sheldon 11. He dropped out of Collegel. Randy 12. Randy’s girlfriend Thinking Using language, symbols and Gathering text Processing Managing self Participating
a. 6 g. 3b. 11 h. 10c. 8 i. 4d. 7 j. 12e. 9 k. 5f. 1 l. 2
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating Familysituation personality POnyboyFriends Appearance Gathering
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating Map the changes that Ponyboy goes through. Write a description and include a quote in each square.1. Realises that 2. He realisesSocs are not so 3. Loses his that Darry has fear of the different to given up a lot Greasers. Soc’s. for Soda and Describe –Describe how – him. Quote – Quote – Explain why – Quote – Pg. 206 Pg. 43 new Pg. 212 book. Gathering Processing
Thinking Relating to others Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating Familysituation personality JohnnyFriends Appearance Gathering
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating Identify 3 reasons why the relationship between Johnny and Ponyboy is important. Include a quote for each point. Describe the situation for each quote. Explain what we can learn from each situation. 1. Many things in 2. Johnny taught 3. Johnny comes out common. Pony to stay gold. of his shell. Gathering Processing
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating Frequently events happen that we don’t want to be associated with (eg. Johnny killing Bob) – but we have no choice in the matter. Write a description of a similar event that has happened in your life. Write at least 300 words. Applying
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating1. Re-read Chapter Two and write down the important quotes from the conversations between Cherry and Ponyboy.2. Write a paragraph that describes what Ponyboy learnt from Cherry.3. Find the other areas of the book that include Cherry. Look carefully at what she says and add any important quotes to the earlier list.4. Explain why Cherry was an important character in the book. What part does she play? Gathering Processing
1. Describe what they look like.2. Describe their personality.3. Explain how the characters relate together/or get on with each other.4. Explain how we are made to feel about the characters. Darry Sodapop Dally Two-Bit Randy ThinkingUsing language, symbols and Gathering text Processing Managing self Participating
Thinking Relating to others Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating1. Decide who you would like to invite to your class from The Outsiders as a guest speaker. What sort of questions would you ask? What could the answers be?2. In groups make a list about the good and bad qualities of Ponyboy, Dallas, Johnny, and Cherry.3. Draw a symbol or selection of symbols for one character in the book, or two characters that have a strong contrast. Begin by selecting ideas from magazines, be prepared to explain your reasons behind your symbol to the class. Gathering Processing Applying
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Describe a signiﬁcant relationship in the text. Explain why this relationship was signiﬁcant. OR Describe a major change in a character in the text. Explain why this change was important. Processing Applying
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Gathering Managing self Processing Participating New book: half way down 167 – halfway down 171. Green book: page 100 – top of 102. Brown cover: page 138 – top of 141. Red and blue cover: page 147 – middle of page 150.Read the below passage then copy the questions and complete the answers in your books.1. Identify what made Darry “…more determined to get somewhere”.2. Is the story written in first, second or third person? Explain why this is effective.3. Describe the Brumly gang.4. Explain the difference between the two gangs.5. Record an example of alliteration.6. Define ‘reformatory’.7. Record an example of slang and explain its meaning.8. Record an example of a metaphor and explain what it is describing.9. List 5 things that Shepard’s gang were used to fighting with.10. Explain why Ponyboy thought that they shouldn’t be there.
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Participating1. Describe at least 2 of the conflicts that arise between the Greasers and the Socs.2. Explain why the Greasers are jealous of the Socs.3. Explain why the Socs are jealous of the Greasers.4. Randy says ‘Even if you whip us in a rumble, you’ll still be at the bottom.’ This shows us that the two groups are aware of what?5. Identify who helps us to realise that underneath both gangs are similar. How?6. Explain what we can learn from this message.Some useful quotes: Greasers are described by the Socs as ‘white trash with long hair’. ‘You want to know something?’ She looked me straight in the eye. ‘Things are rough all over.’ pg 31 ‘Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.’ pg 34 Gathering processing
Theme Two: It’s rough all over Gathering Processing In pairs, read through notes and complete the chart.Greaser character Explanation of Quotewho has problem problem1.2.3.Soc character Explanation of Quotewho has problem problem Thinking1. Relating to others Using language,2. symbols and text Managing self Participating3.
The Tulsa Times In Chapter 7 we learn that a local newspaper has published a full page of stories about the killing in the park, the fire in the old church etc. You are going to write those stories now! Work in a group of no more than 4. Everyone must contribute to the writing of the articles. Each article must be at least 300 words in length and include a photo. Your work must be published on Microsoft Publisher. Thinking Relating to others Using language, symbols Gathering and text Processing Managing self Applying Participating
You need to produce stories or features on the following: The fight and killing in the park - include quotes from those involved. The fire in the old church at Windrixville and the rescue of the children (including a quote from a parent). A special feature about the Curtis boys: the death of their parents; Darry and his 2 jobs; Sodapop the dropout; Ponyboy the star student; the possibility that the younger boys will be sent to a children’s home. Perhaps also a feature on the two gangs: Greasers and Socs (who are they?).
Nothing Gold Can StayNatures first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leafs a flower;But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to day.Nothing gold can stay.by Robert Frost
The best time in our lives is when we are young and innocent like Ponyboy and Johnny, but this time doesn’t last. Effectively birth signals the start of death, and for the Greasers because of their ‘suicidal lifestyle’, it may come before they’ve had a chance to experience life’s beauty.Youth is the flowering of life but it is cut short by adulthood which comes sooner for some, like Darryl. After adulthood comes death and another life is lost forever. ‘I ain’t ready to die, Pony,’ Johnny’s life has tragically ended before it’s time. There are so many things he hasn’t seen or done.Like sunrise and sunset, life is a cycle but for humans the cycle comes round only once. If we don’t make the most of our cycle we miss out on the beauty of living. Johnny tells Ponyboy to ‘stay gold’, not to change the way he is, ‘it’s a great way to be.’ He says to tell Dally to make the most of his life but unfortunately for him it is also too late.
1. Listen to the Stevie Wonder song ‘Stay Gold’ (the credit music from the film)2. Read "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost3. Read Excerpt 1: Page 38 and Excerpt 2: Page 68-704. Discuss ideas.5. Use the materials provided (paper, markers, scissors, glue,) to create an artistic interpretation/representation of the poem. Thinking Relating to others Gathering Using language, symbols and Processing text Applying Managing self Participating
ThinkingUsing language, symbols and text Managing self Describe a theme from a novel you have studied this year and explain how it is relevant to you. OR Describe an important moment in a text you have studied in class and explain why it is important. Processing Applying
Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing selfChoose ONE of these to answerDescribe an important idea in the text. Explain what the reader could learn from it.ORDescribe an important moment in the text you have studied and explain why this moment was important.ORDescribe a main character in the text. Explain what you learnt from the words and/or actions of this character.You need to write a minimum of 300 words. Processing Applying
Jenny Thomas: The Outsiders unit plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lRH6h2x
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