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Transcript of The Outsiders
Write about how
yourself. What is
which group of
you best identify?
Journal Entry #3
How well do you understand chapter1?
Who were Ponyboy's brothers? Using support from the text, give three character traits for each.
Using a graphic organizer, compare and contrast a Greaser and Soc. Site page numbers to support your answer.
From whose point of view is this story being told? How do you know this? Is this novel written in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd point of view? Give an example sentence as evidence.
Journal Entry #2
What is the difference between loyalty and rivalry?
Terms to Define:
In your notes define the following terms:
What is the difference between personal identity and the identity that comes with belonging to clique or gang?
Interview with S.E.Hinton
Read Chapter One
After completing chapter one, illustrate Ponyboy including as many characteristics as possible.
What are at lease two differences and two similarities between the 1960's and today? AND focusing on pages 4-6, create a sequence organizer of the events that happened to Ponyboy.
Chapter One Vocabulary:
- not capable of understanding
- cautiously; carefully
- wise; all-knowing
- in a mischievous way
- not ready to believe; doubting
- in a casual, unenthusiastic manner
What past event did the author relate?
Why did the author use a flashback in this chapter?
Why was the information in the flashback important?
Closure: Imagine that you are Cherry. Write a letter describing your evening with Ponyboy and Johnny.
Have you ever felt outside
the mainstream of your family, your group of friends, or your class at school? What was this situation like and how did you feel? Did you do anything about it?
What do new friends talk about?
Why is it sometimes uncomfortable to be around new people?
My New Best Friend
Today I met a great new friend
Who knew me right away
It was funny how she understood
All I had to say
She listened to my problems
She listened to my dreams
We talked about love and life
She'd been there, too, it seems
I never once felt judged by here
She knew just how I felt
She seemed to just accept me
And all the problems I'd been dealt
She didn't interrupt me
Or need to have her say
She just listened very patiently
And didn't go away
I wanted her to understand
How much this meant to me
But as I went to hug her
Something startled me
I put my arms in front of me
And went to pull her nearer
And realized that my new best friend
Was nothing but a mirror
do you think
to realize that
both he and
Journal # 5
What does desperation mean to you? What can make people desperate? How does desperation make people behave?
Who usually runs and why do they run?
What are the different types of conflict? What examples of conflict can you find in today's reading?
- a bold resistance to authority
- acting embarrassed or ashamed
Do you think Ponyboy and Johnny had to run away?
What other choices could they have made?
What do you think Darry and Soda will do when they discover Pony missing?
- a state of being uninterested and unsympathetic
- superior; top
submit; give in
Journal Entry #7
What qualities make up a hero? Name some famous heroes! Who is your hero and why?
- in a stubborn, persistent manner
- a strong belief
- in a pleading begging manner
- gloomily silent
- a color
In your notebook, copy the poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. Interpret this poem by analyzing its words.
Nature's first green is gold,
her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Gone With The Wind
is a romantic story about the South during the Civil War.
Why do you think Johnny enjoyed reading it?
Closure: Thinking back to the poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay",
What do you think Robert Frost is trying to say? (Try to sum it up in a phrase or two."
How does this poem apply to the events/characters of the novel so far? (What"gold" did Ponyboy have that didn't last?
Is this suppose to be a sad poem? What makes you think so/not?
Who was the spy? Why do you think that person decided to help the Greasers?
After reading chapter 6...how does Ponyboy feel about Darry? Site textual evidence to support your answer.
Do you think Ponyboy and Johnny acted heroically?
Should they have left the safety of their hiding place?
Do you think you would have acted in a similar way?
Chapter Six Writing: COVER THAT STORY!
An event like the fire in the church would be covered by local newspapers and television stations.
Imagine you are a reporter covering this story and write an article for your newspaper. Be sure to include the important WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and WHY of the incident.
- pg.101- to send rays; beam or shine
- pg. 108- killing without advanced planning
-pg. 109- strength or physical power
Closure: Using a graphic organizer, compare and contrast Randy and Ponyboy.
Think about the important discovery that Randy and Pony made about "individuals" when they met at the
Journal Entry # 8
How is each member of your family, including yourself, unique and different? How do these differences contribute to a stronger family? How does your family influence you?
Brainstorm: Juvenile Court
- pg.121- to move unsteadily
- pg. 125- pitch, dark black
- pg. 125- to turn aside
Journal Entry # 9
Using support from chapter 8, identify and describe two types of conflicts.
FOCUS AND REFLECT:
Why did Randy visit Ponyboy?
What did Randy say that he would not have done?
What is the significance of Randy calling Ponyboy, "kid"?
Journal Entry # 10
- acting toward general rules or authority
- a legally binding document; to come together
What happened to Johnny?
What preparations did Pony make before the fight? Why did he do this?
Why did Dally want Ponyboy to be tough and hard as he is rather than be like Johnny? Do you think Dally believes his own advice?
What did Johnny mean when he told Ponyboy to "stay gold"?
Why do you think Darry wants to fight Paul?
Brainstorm: Alcohol and the effects that it has on teens
What is your opinion of drinking alcohol? What do you think are some positives and negatives of consuming alcohol? Why do you think people drink, and do you think it is acceptable for teens to drink?
Compare the advice Dally gave to Ponyboy to what Johnny said to him. To whom should Ponyboy listen? Explain your answer in a complete, well organized paragraph.
Have you ever lost someone that you loved? How did that affect you? How did you deal with your loss?
- being covered
- a condition in which the senses or feelings become dull
- suffering from delirium
Journal Entry # 11
What does the word, "denial" mean? What causes people to go into denial? Is it healthy?
Why do you think Dally took Johnny's death the hardest?
Why do you think Dally would have wanted to die?
What is wrong with Ponyboy? How did Sodapop and Darry react to this?
How does Pony's dreaming or lying to himself finally work in this chapter?
- admire, revere, or love greatly or excessively; to make an idol
- an apprearance in front of a judge before the actual trial
- protector; one who watches over another
- a state of emptiness
- set free
- gush up
Why did Randy visit Ponyboy?
Do you agree with Pony when he says that it is better for others to feel hatred towards you rather than pity? Explain your answer.
Often times authors will take their main character through a type of transformation, from the beginning of the novel to end of the text. Think back to the beginning of the rumble in chapter nine, how did Ponyboy change from the beginning of the novel to this point. Give specific details to support your answer.
In today's reading, Ponyboy will have to go to a hearing to determine his future. Imagine that you are the judge who must decide the fate of Pony and Soda. In paragraph form, tell where you think the two boys should live and how you came to your conclusion.
Journal # 13
Did Ponyboy write a theme for his English teacher? If you think YES, then what do you think he wrote? How do you know?
So what do you think?...Should underage teens be allowed to drink with parents?