Hello. All! I'm planning my lessons for The Outsiders with my 7th graders. I want to take a different tack this year with my prereading, providing some schema along with incorporating lessons on questioning. Do any of you have ideas for picture books or short stories appropriate for seventh graders centered around the theme of family (traditional or not)? Another theme on which I want to provide schema is the early 1960s. Any ideas you might have would be great. I thought about showing them West Side Story, but I don't have the time. I still might use excerpts, though. Thanks in advance!