The Outsiders
Everyone just wants somewhere to belong.

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, is a coming of age story centered around the life of Ponyboy Curtis, his brother Darryl and Sodapop, and their group of buddies, the greasers. Ponyboy, the narrator, becomes a very different person at the end of the novel as the events of his life change him in positive and negative ways. This unit of study will look at The Outsiders as well as supporting poetry and non-fiction text. 

Topic:
Novel Study
Themes:
Coming of Age
Gangs
Junvenile Justice System
Robert Frost Poetry
S.E. Hinton
Stereotyping
Youth Violence
Focus Content Area:
English/Language Arts

Secondary Content Area:
Fine Arts
History/Social Science
Reading
Grade Level:
6
7
8