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The Outsiders Prior Knowledge

Building background and pre-reading warm-up
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Shannon Betancourt

on 19 January 2012

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Transcript of The Outsiders Prior Knowledge

The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton
Let's break it down...
the author was 15 when she started
writing this book & finished it at 17
that was in 1967
this book started the whole
young adult genre of literature
which is a really big deal for us teachers!
it talks about things
we still care about today...
gangs
friendship
brotherhood
loyalty
love
so why do we still read something
written in 1967?
a little background...
The Greasers
The Socials (Socs)
there were 2 groups that hated each
other because they were different from
one another
these were the tough guys...
from the poor side of town
What do you notice about their physical appearance?
The Greasers were real gangs back
in the 60's and 70's
fathers didn't want their
daughters dating Greasers!
then there was the other group--from the rich side of town
and Dads were alright with these boys!
this group was white, rich and preppy
and for some reason, they really
liked plaid
and it wasn't really cool back then!
The Greasers and Socs hated each other
so times aren't as different as we think...
kids have the same issues now as they did 30 years ago...
just different
in your notebooks answer the following...
what do you think the title means?
what is an outsider?

what kinds of characters do you think you'll see in this book?
The Vehicles
The Music
Paul Newman
Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history!
He went on to become one of the top box office draws of the 1960s, starring in such superior films as The Hustler (1961), The Prize (1963), Hud (1963), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
S.E. Hinton received a D in Creative Wrtiting class. She said it was because of her inability to spell.
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