Day 2

The Outsiders Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Writing the Curtis Family

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will be able to: BR[]*Examine the novel's context clues for creative character exploration, and BR[]*Write their own narrative explorations of characters in the novel.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9


    Discuss with the class what you know about the Curtis family. What are Darry, Soda, and Ponyboy like? How do they relate to each other? What has changed significantly in their lives in the last year? Bring the discussion around to the loss of the Curtis parents. Clearly this loss has...

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