Outsiders Journals. You will need to keep all journal entries. I will take them up once every week or two. I will not necessarily tell you in advance when I am taking them up, so it’s in your best interest to keep up. Each entry must be at least 5-7 sentences. Date and number each entry.
What does it mean to be an “outsider”? What kinds of situations in life can make you feel like an “outsider”? Explain your answer in 5-7 sentences.
Do you think all people deserve respect regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money they make? Why or why not? Explain your answer in 5-7 sentences.
What makes you unique? Be specific and detailed. Explain your answer in at least 5-7 sentences.
How can you keep your individuality when you belong to a tight group of friends? Do you lose part of yourself when you become part of a group? Explain your answers in at least 5-7 sentences.
Are you in complete control of your own identity or do you think that others make you who you are in one or more ways? Explain your answers in at least 5-7 sentences.
True or false: Most people are not satisfied or happy with what they have. Explain your answer in at least 5-7 sentences.
Journals #1-6 due today by end of hour!
Please turn in ONLY Journals #1-6 and make sure you have put the number and date on them.
Complete the Venn diagram. Put characteristics that Ponyboy shares with the rest of the Greasers in the center. Put characteristics he does not share with them to the left. On the right, put characteristics the Greasers have that Ponyboy does not.
True or false: A person is often stereotyped or judged because of the people he hangs out with.
Explain why you think as you do in at least 5-7 sentences.
True or false: Sometimes it is okay to stereotype people. Explain why you think as you do in at least 5-7 sentences.
Stereotype = to make assumptions about someone based on positive or negative things you know or assume about other people like them (race, religion, gender, hair color, age, weight, etc.)
True or false: It is normal to feel like a loner sometimes.
Explain your answer in at least 5-7 sentences.
You are about to complete an assignment that asks you to write creatively about one of the crimes that occurs in the book.
Think of as many of the crimes that have taken place as you can.
What does this poem (from Ch. 5) mean? What is “gold” in this part of the story? What do you expect will happen next? Write a response of 5-7 sentences.
Poem is on pg. 77.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost
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.
Go over your given pages and be ready to summarize what happens for the class.
TODAY: Quiet work/reading day
Johnny and Ponyboy are in a pretty bad situation in Chapters 4 and 5. Why do you think Johnny and Ponyboy turned to Dally for help? Who would you turn to for help? Explain why you think as you do in at least 5-7 sentences.
What's your personal definition of a hero? Do the three boys prove themselves to be heroes in Chapter 6, according to your definition? Explain in 5-7 sentences.
I am now missing THREE Outsiders books. If you think there is any chance you carried one off, please check your locker! I need every single book!
Do you think bad people can sometimes be heroes? Why or why not? Explain in 5-7 sentences.
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Complete the Venn diagram. Put characteristics that Socs share with Greasers in the center. Put characteristics Socs do not share with them to the left.
On the right, put characteristics the Greasers have that Socs do not.
In The Outsiders, the media (newspapers) printed articles about the church fire and Ponyboy’s family, causing some people to look at them differently. How does the media (newspapers, TV, the Internet) impact your own life, your own identity? Explain in 5-7 sentences.
Is it all right to murder someone if you think you have a good reason? Is self-defense a good enough reason? Why or why not? Explain in 5-7 sentences.
Write this in your Bellwork, please!
Write a 30 word GIST statement about Chapter 9.
Read the following incomplete statements:
Now choose one character and complete the statements as you think the character would complete them.
Then explain why you think this character would say these things about him/herself.
You should have AT LEAST 5 sentences on this one, easily.
Journals will be due after we complete #20 tomorrow, so if you are missing some, you might want to spend today getting caught up.
Some people say that death opens the eyes of the living. This means that experiencing the death of someone we know makes us see things we did not see before.
Do you agree that death opens the eyes of the living? Why or why not? Does death open the eyes of anyone in The Outsiders? Explain in 5-7 sentences.
Please staple together Journals 13-20 and put them in the basket as soon as you are finished.
What are some of the major problems that teenagers face today? Are these problems the same or different from the problems faced by the characters in The Outsiders? Explain in 5-7 sentences.
True or false: It is good to have friends you can count on. Explain why you think as you do in at least 5-7 sentences.