OUTSIDERS ACTIVITIES BUNDLE

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Make The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton fun for your students by using these fun and creative class activities and assignments for the novel!

  

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♥ This resource helped to make my Outsiders unit one of the most successful of the year. I love how hands-on this resource is. it helped my students connect to the text and gain a deeper understanding of the story. 

♥ Outstanding activities!!!!!! I love this novel and always look for ways to "change it up" because I get bored teaching the same activities year after year. 

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INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE:

EXPLORING STEREOTYPES CLASS ACTIVITY

Students will examine a variety of images around the classroom and will complete independent questions that will elicit stereotypical responses. With their group they will discuss their answers and examine their own stereotypes. This is always an eye-opener for students and it helps them empathize with the characters in the novel. 

• Detailed teacher instructions 

• 5 images with questions that will elicit stereotypical responses

• An assignment sheet for students to record their answers

• An Outsiders Task Card which has students examine Ponyboy's changing perspective on the Socs (answers included) 

SOCS VS. GREASERS CLASS ACTIVITY 

Use this class activity to engage your students in exploring the similarities and differences between the Socs and Greasers.

• Detailed teacher instructions 

• Poster for the door to welcome students to the lesson

• "Gang Labels" for the first activity 

• 2 Group Assignment Worksheets for each gang (exposes the hatred of both groups) 

• Similarities and Differences Worksheet (with answer key) 

• Quotation Cards For Discussion 

EXPLORING THE THEME OF IDENTITY CLASS ACTIVITY 

Students examine what groups they identify with and complete a fun assignment which gets them to investigate their own stereotypes, misconceptions etc.

• Detailed teacher instructions 

• A ready-made poster inviting students to analyze their own identities 

• 30 Printable identity cards

• Group Assignment Sheet 

• Sample response (using "Greasers") 

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY CLASS ACTIVITY 

Use this class activity to engage your students in exploring the meaning and theme of Robert Frost's poem Nothing Gold Can Stay as found in in S. E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders! This is intended for use after Chapter 5 - 6, but could be used at any point in the novel. 

• Detailed teacher instructions 

• A group brainstorming assignment sheet

• Classroom poster 

• A 16 slide Powerpoint with prompting questions that allow students to break the poem down (line numbers for the poem included - but not the actual lines from the poem for copyright reasons). Answers to the questions are also provided for review. 

FUN AND CREATIVE PRINTABLE ASSIGNMENTS 

• Chapter 1 Character Study (With Detailed Answer Key)

• Character Facebook Page

• Newsworthy Assignment (Creating a front page newspaper for the novel)

• Chapter 11 "Wanted" Poster Assignment (Includes planning sheet and good copy sheet)

• Golden Quotations Assignment (Students find important quotations from the novel and explain their significance)

• The Outsiders Movie/Novel Comparison Sheet

• The Outsider Movie Review Sheet

OUTSIDERS TATTOO ASSIGNMENT

Have students give a greaser two tattoos and explain their reasons with support from the text! Students will be required to show an understanding of symbolism as the tattoos must relate in some way to the greaser's personality or a theme that develops in the reading. 

PLOT DIAGRAM ASSIGNMENT 

Use this assignment as a way for students to review the plot line of the novel. Included in your purchase is a blank student version of the plot diagram for them to fill out, as well as a detailed teacher copy/answer key. 

THE OUTSIDERS INTERVIEW ACTIVITY

Students write a transcript of the interview Ponyboy gives to the reporters based on the newspaper article from the novel!

 

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