The Outsiders

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by Upsadaisy, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Upsadaisy

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    Do you have any good ideas for lessons to use with The Outsiders? Thanks.
     
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  3. dgpiaffeteach

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    No good lessons but I love the book and it's always a hit with the kids!

    They did projects at the end-song lists, board games, cast lists, etc...
     
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    After we read the book and watched the movie, both the language arts classes had their kids dress up as either a greaser (most popular) or a soc and we would go to the outside stage and the 7 students would go up to the stage and we would have a Q\A session where they pretended to be characters from the book. Than we served root beer floats at lunch to 8th graders only. Since the greasers would be against dress code (bandannas) we had to get approval from the administration and tell the SRO. The kids have fun.
     
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    I would look a lot at the idea of identity and point of view. You could have your students tell a chapter of the story as another character.
     
  7. ChristyF

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    Not a thing to suggest but oh how I love that book!!! My first "grown up book" I fell in love with Dallas and Johnny...and Ponyboy...Just love it!! :D
     
  8. Upsadaisy

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    Thank you all so much. Great ideas. I'm looking forward to it. It's actually only with one student, since I tutor, but I have an idea she will love it, too.
     

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