The Outsiders….ANTICIPATION GUIDEClick True or False1. As long as no one uses weapons, fighting is ok.True False2. The Outsiders.was written by a 15 year old student.True False3.A “gang” member or bad person could never do anything heroic..True False4. Sometimes it takes losing someone we care about, to truly see the world.True False5. All kids have the same basic problems. True False6. .People who smoke are “tuff.”.True False7. I know who died violently.True False8. Sometimes murder is justifiable..True False9. Being in a gang is cool.True False10. Justice should be equal between the rich and the poor.True False11. Sometimes violence is needed to resolve conflict.True False12. People should stick to their own kind when choosing friends. True FalseThinking it over…..respond to the following…..Have you ever felt like you were an “outsider?”ExplainDo you think people from different groups/backgrounds are treateddifferently in society? (school, shopping, police, etc.) Explain.Complete this sentence….Usually the people I hang out with are………***Write about a time that you felt like an “outsider.” Explain the situation and how you felt._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
AUTHOR INTRO:About the AuthorSusan Eloise Hinton was born on July 22, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A self-confessed tomboy, Hintongrew up wanting to be a cowboy or a writer. She was an avid reader, but found the young-adult booksshe read rather unoriginal and unrealistic. At age sixteen, aggravated with the social climate at her highschool and frustrated with the quality of available reading materials, Hinton took pen to paper and wroteone of the most-read and loved books for young adults: The Outsiders. This first edition, published in1967, was an instant success, earning numerous awards. Hinton wrote The Outsiders under the pen name S.E. Hinton, after publishers expressed concern thata womans name on the book would keep boys, the target audience, from reading it. The trick worked,and The Outsiders became an instant young-adult classic, enjoyed by boys and girls alike.