The Outsiders Unit

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The Outsiders Unit

(Days 12
-
16
: Partial Unit
)

By: Tara Lorence


EQ: How can we connect texts

to our personal lives?







Day Twelve:


Materials:

Audiobook

Class set

Theme Song assignment


Intro:

Group Discussion: What do you think is the theme song
of your own life and why? (3 min)


Lesson:

Students will fill out the Theme Song assignment while listening to the three songs listed on
the worksheet. For homework they need to come up with their own example of a song that
applies to either the Greasers
or the Socs. (10 min)


Students wi
ll read Chapter 9 (31.43 min/

begins at 3:45:15).


Ask students to stand up and walk around the room. They must share their answer to the
following question with as many people as they can before I turn off the lights: W
hat does
Johnny mean when he says, “Stay gold, Ponyboy?” (5 min)



Homework:

Theme song for a Greaser or a Soc





















Day Thirteen:


Materials:

Audiobook

Class set

Final Project

The Outsiders SMART presentation


Intro:

Root Word (2 min)


Discuss as a group the meaning behind “Stay gold, Ponyboy.”

How does this connect with the Robert Frost poem?

Look at the poem and create con
nections with Ponyboy’s life. (5
min)


Go over the vocabulary slide of the day for “stupor”. (1 min)


Lesson:

Stu
dents will read Chapters 10 and 11

(26 min/begins at 4:17)
.


Assign final project that is due on Tuesday, October 30
th
. Make sure students understand the
components of the assignment and allow time for students to begin brainstorming ideas for
their proj
ect.
(15 min)


Homework:

Study for the test on Friday, 10/26.

Final Project due on Tuesday, 10/30.


















Day Fourteen:


Materials:

Audiobook

Class set

The Outsiders SMART presentation


Intro:

Ask students if they have any questions

about
the test or project.


Lesson:

Students will read Chapter 12

(25:42 min/ begins at 4:43:30)
.


Ask the following question to students
. With each questions students must answer in a specific
way. The Smart Board lists the questions and their delivery option
s.


1.

What do you notice about the first and last line of this
book?


(Act it out silently to the person
across from you)

2.
Why are these two lines the same?

(Write your answer and share with your neighbor)

3.
What point is the author trying to make?
(D
iscuss as a group at your table)


Homework:

Study for Test

Final Project





















Day Fifteen:


Materials:

SMART grid

2 fly swatters

Final Review Questions


Intro:

Ask students if they have any questions about the final or project. Remind them of the due
date.


Define the definition of expectations for the different parts of the lesson.


Lesson:


1
. Create a grid on the SMART board. F
ill in the spaces with name
/terms from The Outsiders
study sheet.

Then create

two teams. One person from each team is given a fly swa
tter and
stand up at the board. Ask
a question and the first team to swat the correc
t answer wins a
point and then passes

the swatter to the next pers
on on the team.

(20

min)


2
. Help students to form two teams. H
ave them line up in two lines across

the room facing
each other. A
sk someone on team 1 a question, if they get it right they ma
y sink someone on
team 2. Then

go to someone on team 2, if they an
swer their question right they may either
sink someone on team 1 or rescue their "sunken" team member. The winning team is the team
with the most people still standing.

(30

min)



3.If time remains, ask students to pair up with a friend to quiz each other
on the items from the
study guide.


Homework:

Study for test

Final Project













Day Sixteen:



Materials:

Outsiders Final Exam


Students will complete the Outsiders Final Exam. When they have finished it they may read or
draw quietly at their seat.