"The Outsiders" TV show.
Watch the Pilot Episode of the short-lived
"The Outsiders" TV show.
Today you are going to work on fluency by reading a script with a partner. As you read, your focus is to maintain an appropriate rate and to read with expression.
As I like to say, "When you read a script out loud, you should pretend you are auditioning for a move and you want ALL of the parts."
The search is on!
Can you find all of the items listed below?
There are many reasons why a book might end up on a library or school's list of "banned books." Some book titles find themselves on a banned book list for a reason that seems pretty silly or far fetched, while other books might make it be more difficult to justify having a spot on the shelf in a classroom or in a school library.
In your notebook, list 3 reasons why someone might think The Outsiders should be banned from school libraries, or why teachers should be banned from this novel in the classroom.
The Outsiders is a novel by S. E. Hinton set in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1965. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel and 18 when it was published in 1967.
Your Task: Write an Opinion Piece -
Should The Outsiders be banned from schools or libraries?
Turn the question around to state your claim. Then write a response supporting why you feel this way. Unlike, our previous arguments, this IS an opinion piece. You may use evidence from the text to support your claim, but you may also use examples from your own life experiences.
Be sure to include text evidence from the article describing why some feel this book should be banned.
Your response should include an introduction, your claim supported with examples, and should address a counter claim.
Plot Development & Conflict
Comprehension Check: (answer these questions in your notebook)
Mood: the feeling or atmosphere the author creates in a story.
1. Describe the mood as the greasers are leaving the Curtis house for the rumble. What details did the author include to create this mood? (pages 135-136)
2. Ponyboy believes that he and Darry are both going to "get somewhere." What does he mean by that? Do you believe they have any choice in the matter? Explain.
3. Look back over your notes over Robert Frost's poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Write 4 lines explaining what you think Johnny meant by his last words to Ponyboy.
A nurse appeared in the doorway. “Johnny,” she said quietly, “your mother’s here to see you.”
Your Task: Rewrite the hospital scene where Johnny's mother comes to visit. In your version, the nurse does not turn her away, but lets her in the room. Imagine Johnny's reaction. What would Johnny's mother say to him? What would Johnny say to her?
You are writing part of a narrative, not a script. Sentences, punctuation, and paragraphs should appear the way it would in a book. Use the book or passage above as an example. Pay special attention to the dialogue and how the author starts a new paragraph each time she changes speakers.
FCA#1 Narrative is written in the 3rd person. (20 pts) (Limited or omniscient- pick one and stick with it, but you need to reveal the thoughts of at least one character.)
FCA#2: Correct punctuation and paragraphing. (20 pts)
FCA#3: Narrative is between 130-150 words (counted) (60 pts)