Burford’s WEEKLY AGENDA: February 11-14
How can an author use character development and plot events to develop a theme such as bridging the gap among social classes through adversity? After reading The Outsiders, write a literary analysis essay in which you explain how S. E. Hinton develops the theme of “bridging the gap among social classes” through a character’s development and pivotal moments throughout the novel. Support your discussion with text evidence from the novel.
TUESDAY: Bellringer- Pre-reading survey
HW: Reread/review ch. 1 and novel notes
3. Begin reading chapter 2 (if time)
Exit ticket- How does the text on p. 33-34 reflect the fact that violence might be a necessary part of life for these characters?
HW: Study novel notes
Bellringer- Begin working on summary chart for ch. 2 (mix-pair-share)
Exit ?- On p. 45, Cherry says she won’t say hi to Pony if she sees him in the hall. Do you think she is just being honest or do you think this statement proves who she really is? Support position with text evidence. ( students will place post-its on the side of the board they agree with)