Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thursday, December 1st

Goals: To practice close reading and note taking skills. To learn to introduce sources in our writing.


1) Take out articles
2) Read another example 

Who Made the Windshield Wiper

3) Note taking on articles  (We will just be using the second page of this handout) 

Mrs. Karney will give you one copy of the handout to take notes on. You may use it as a template for more notes when you are done..  

4)  How to start?

We will brainstorm and discuss ways to start our pieces


Bring your notes. We will work on our writing assignment tomorrow
AOW #6  due tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 30th

Goals: To use reliable sources to conduct research.  To look at examples of good writing to use as a model for our own.  


1) Continue reading in The Outsiders

2)  Look at example of "Who Made That" and discuss what the author DID and SAID in his piece
Link to example

3) Conduct research on your chosen topic

Make sure that you copy and paste all links into a Google document.  You will be using these links in a work cited page later.  VERY important


AOW #6 due Fridaiy

Bring PRINTED copies of articles (2-4) TOMORROW

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29th

Goals: Analyze Hinton's choice of allusions in her novel.  Begin preparing for our informational essay.  Learn to use Google search to find reliable information.


Mrs. Karney will collect your homework and circle the three topics she thinks will work best for your essay.

Watch the following clips from Gone with the Wind:

Scarlett Meets Rhett

Rhett Messes with Scarlett

Finish Chapter 5

Discuss Hinton's use of allusions in her novel so far


AOW #6 due Friday

Find two or three articles on your chosen topic and bring THURSDAY. PRINT them and bring to class. Remember that they must meet the criteria we discussed in class.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Monday, November 28th

Welcome back!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

Goals: To gain understanding about why S.E. Hinton included the allusions to Gone with the Wind and "Nothing Gold Can Stay" in her novel.


Found poem (using article from Friday)


AOW #6 Due on Friday

By tomorrow, write a list of 10-20 items/gadgets that make your life better or that you would not want to live without.  Don't just think of electronics! 

My list:

washing machine
garbage disposal
electric windows in my car
dry erase markers
ear buds

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Friday, November 18th


Finish station you didn't finish yesterday.

Fill out this reflection

Chapter 5


ARTICLE OF THE WEEK #6 Due the Friday we return from break

AOW #6

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th

I am so excited about our stations today!  Because I only see you for a single period, not a block, it will likely take us two class periods to complete all of the stations.  That's okay!

Goals: Each of the stations addresses a standard/goal.  We will be analyzing poetry, looking at word choice and theme, participating in a collaborative discussion, and MORE!

Here are the Stations:


  1. Read the directions for each station carefully.
  2. Stay on task
  3. If you finish early at any station, do NOT leave the station.  You may play freerice.
  4. Leave your station clean and ready for the next group.

You will have fifteen minutes at each station. If you do not finish something at a station, please do NOT stay behind.  


“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Draw a picture on the butcher paper that you think captures the meaning of the poem. Use color. Sign your name under the picture.

In your notebook jot down a list of things that do not last forever. We will use them   later.


We have read four chapters in The Outsiders so far.
You and your group will create a variety of tableaus. A tableau is a “frozen” scene.


Think of the most important moments/scenes in the book so far. Choose the THREE most important events so far.

Create a frozen tableau that represents each of these scenes. ONE person must photograph the tableaus, and you can take turns being the photographer. It’s best to use a phone to take the pictures and post them to the Padlet.

You will then SHARE your two BEST photos on the Padlet Below.  Next to each photo, explain WHY you chose the scene and what it is showing from the book.  


Graffiti Wall

Write  two quotes from the assigned chapters on the “wall”. Make sure to punctuate it properly and include the page number.

Respond to two  quotes on the wall.  Explain why you think the quote is important. What is it showing us?  You should write at least three sentences for each quote.


Subjects and Predicates

Watch the two videos (use headphones). Please take notes on the videos. Then play the game!



  1. What do we know about the Greasers so far?

      2) What do we know about the Socs so far?

     3) How does Ponyboy feel about the Socs so far?

     4) Do any of the characters seem to be hiding their true selves?  Give examples.  Why do you think they might be doing this?

  5)  Do you see evidence of stereotyping or prejudice in the novel?  Give examples.

  6)  How do these stereotypes and prejudices affect the situations and relationships in the book?

7) Predictions for the novel


Marking the Text

You will need to take out the article you printed for this assignment.

Read the article. When you are finished, create a found poem using words from the article. You may either cut out the words to make your poem or write them.  Remember, poems do NOT have to rhyme. You are trying to convey the important ideas in the article. If you do not finish, place your cut out words in an envelope and you can finish later.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tuesday, November 15th

I am so excited about our stations this week!  

Goals: To become familiar with all of the characters in The Outsiders. To continue reading the book while considering the essential questions. 


1) Read chapter 3
2) Work on character chart (it should be saved in your Google drive)

Read chapter 4 by TOMORROW.  I will number you off in class today.  You will either be a 1-2 or a 3-4.  You must find ONE significant quote from each of your assigned chapters.  For example, if you are a 1-2, you must find one quote from chapter 1 and another from chapter 2.  You do NOT need to write it down. You may mark it with a stickie note instead.  When choosing your quotes, consider finding sentences that address the essential  questions. 

Please print this article and bring to class tomorrow. You do not have to read it (unless you want to)

Life of Reilly Article

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10th

GOALS: To continue reading and discussing the essential questions. To continue familiarizing ourselves with the characters.. To practice out writing skills.


1) Finish chapter 2 and discuss
2) Work on character chart
3) Mentor sentences
4) Write your best sentence on the Padlet. Feel free to add a picture!
Click here to publish your sentence


Please print this article and bring to class no later than Wednesday. You JUST need to print it.

Life of Reilly Article

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wednesday, November 9th


To familiarize ourselves with the characters in the book and to continue thinking about our essential questions as they relate to the novel.


Discuss 1

Character Chart-Please MAKE A COPY of the chart below so that you can type directly onto the document.  You will need to use small font.  You will not be able to complete it today.  When you make your copy, title it like this:


Character Chart

Begin Chapter 2


Please finish reading chapter 2 by tomorrow

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tuesday, November 8th

Goals: To begin reading the book and to think about the essential questions as we read.  To become familiar with the characters.


Check out books-Click on the form below :)


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Essential Questions for the novel

  • How do prejudice and stereotypes influence people’s behavior globally and in the novel?  

  • Why do people hide their true selves?
  • Compare and contrast the Socs and the Greasers
  • How does Ponyboy’s view of the Soc's evolve from the beginning of the novel to the end?

Read chapter 1


AOW #5 due on Thursday!
Finish chapter 1 if not finished in class

Friday, November 4, 2016

Monday, November 7th

To practice marking the text and learn about the teen brain.

Finish scenes with 60s slang
Read Startling Finds on the Teen Brain and Mark the Text
T Chart


AOW #5 due on Thursday

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Friday, November 4th

Goals: To become familiar and comfortable with the language used in the book and to write a creative scene with a resolution and conflict. To practice close reading strategies while learning about the teen brain.


Finish and perform scenes using 60s slang (slide 8 in my Webquest has the list)


AOW #5 is due on Thursday
Monday you will have classes 0,2,4,6

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thursday, November 3rd

Whoo Hoo!  We are going to continue preparing to read The Outsiders.

Goals; To finish building background knowledge for the novel

Finish philosophical chairs
Look at slides 7 and 9

THEN, we will look at slide 8.  You will write a dialogue 60s style and perform it for the class.


AOW #5 due next Thursday

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd

Yippee!  We will start our Outsiders Unit today!

Goals: To build background knowledge for the unit and have a better understanding of the 60s.  To begin thinking about the important issues/themes in the book.


Webquest We will JUST look at 3, 5, and 6 today.  We will briefly discuss #2.

Philosophical Chairs/Stereotypes and things to think about before you read


AOW #5 due next THURSDAY, November 10th

Friday, June 16th

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