The Greasers

Schedule for The Outsiders

We have limited time with this novel, so please stay on-task. There will be three quizzes as well—Ch. 1-4, Ch. 5-7, and Ch. 8-12. I will give you time during class to read, especially during the later stages of the novel, but I also want to do some fun activities with this during class-time. Last note: the schedule is always subject to CHANGE, so LISTEN for those changes. (this is also posted on my webpage)

You will need a notebook for all responses—I will review your notes and/or you will be sharing your responses at the start of each class period.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

  • Read Ch. 1 at home.
  • In your notebook, provide a double-entry journal. Column 1= summary. Column 2= reflection (your thoughts, reactions, opinions, concerns, what you’re confused about, happy about, angry about, wondering, etc.)
  • Create a T-chart to list the character traits of Greasers and Socs. Use specific words and phrases from the novel.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  • Read Ch. 2 at home.
  • In your notebook, provide a double-entry journal. See 4/26/11 for instructions.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

  • Read Ch. 3 at home.
  • In this chapter, it becomes clear that many of the characters have dreams they know will probably never come true. Some are very obvious, some you need to think about because they are implied rather than stated. Select either Pony, Cherry, Soda, Darry, or Dally, and in your notebook, explain to me what it is their “dream” is in life and why that dream will likely never come true. 1-2 paragraphs.

Friday, April 29, 2011

  • Read Ch. 4 at home.
  • Friendship is a major theme in this book. In your notes, list as many ways as you can that Dally helps Pony and Johnny in this chapter. You can just list them.
  • Prepare for a quiz on Ch. 1-4 for Monday J
  • Go to Kelly’s Ice Cream since it opens today!

Monday, May 2, 2011

  • Read Ch. 5
  • In a short response in your notebook, contrast the life Ponyboy leads as a Greaser and the lif that he is now living on Jay Mountain.
  • Put yourself in Pony’s place. How would you feel about your situation?
  • How do the appearances of Ponyboy and Johnny change? How do they feel about it, how will others now view them since they’ve changed their appearance, and is this a good idea? Why/why not?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finish Ch. 5 tasks.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

  • Read Ch. 6
  • Find one of the quotes below from the chapter, read it in its entirety from the book, and explain why it is  important. What does it tell you about the characters being mentioned? How do they improve your understanding of the character? BE SPECIFIC.
  1. “She said she felt that the whole mess was her fault, which it is, and that she’s…” (pp.85-86).
  2. “I said we’re goin’ back to turn ourselves in…” (p. 87)
  3. “Oh, blast it, Johnny—he pushed his white-blond hair back out of his eyes—‘you get hardened in jail. I don’t want that to happen to you…” (pp.89-90)
  4. “I caught one quick look at his face; it was red-marked from…” (p. 92)
  5. “I swear, you three are the bravest kids I’ve ever seen in a…”(p. 95)
  6. I let go of Soda and stood there for a minute. Darry didn’t like me…” (p. 98)
  7. “I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home. To stay” (p. 99)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

  • Read and complete Ch. 7 for Monday. There will be a Ch. 5-7 short answer/ response quiz.
  • The gang is like an extended family. Please explain how. Cite details from pp. 105-115.
  • One of the major topics of Chapter 7 is that “things are rough all over.” Using a venn diagram in your notebook, list the following.
  1. things that are rough for Greasers
  2. things that are rough for Socs
  3. things that are rough for both the Greasers & the Socs

Then: Using your Venn Diagram, write a short response in your notes explaining how “things are rough all over.”

Friday, May 6, 2011

  • Complete Ch. 7 tasks. Quiz on Monday.

Schedule for The Outsiders

 

We have limited time with this novel, so please stay on-task. There will be three quizzes as well—Ch. 1-4, Ch. 5-7, and Ch. 8-12. I will give you time during class to read, especially during the later stages of the novel, but I also want to do some fun activities with this during class-time. Last note: the schedule is always subject to CHANGE, so LISTEN for those changes. (this is also posted on my webpage)

 

You will need a notebook for all responses—I will review your notes and/or you will be sharing your responses at the start of each class period.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ch. 5-7 Quiz is today.

  • Read Ch. 8 for HW.
  • Put yourself in Johnny’s place. If you know that you were going to die in the near future, how would you feel? What would you want to do with the time that YOU HAD LEFT? This is your “bucket list” so to speak!
  • Using a t-chart, compare Johnny’s feelings for his family before he is in the hospital to his feelings while he is in the hospital.
  • Why do you think Johnny’s feelings change about his parents?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finish tasks for Ch. 8 (see above)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Finish tasks for Ch. 8 (see above)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

  • We return our novels. Make sure you are up-to-date with all reading tasks. The rest of the novel will be read in-class with copies that I have of the book. You can no longer take any books home with you.
  • Ch. 9 (class read-aloud)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Class read-aloud

Future dates

The rest of the novel will be read in-class together. We will end our reading of The Outsiders over the next week and wrap it up with a project.

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