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  • The Outsiders eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to explain what it means to be a hero in the context of Ponyboy’s world; describe how the boys act as one another’s family; chart Ponyboy’s growth from childhood to adulthood; compare and contrast greasers and Socs; discuss how...

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  • The Outsiders eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, The Outsiders has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenges—gang violence, murder, sexual harassment—teaching this text to your class will...

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  • The Outsiders Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Developed Through Ponyboy as a Dynamic Character:  This lesson plan focuses on the development of Ponyboy as a dynamic character in The Outsiders. Students will use different means of characterization to analyze Ponyboy at various points in the text and will identify major changes in his character at the...

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