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Reading

Reading Homework
[last updated: 11/4/10]

  • Read 30 minutes nightly when Outsiders work is finished, if time.

OUTSIDERS ENTRIES FINAL ENTRIES

  •   Entry #13: Complete a DJ for chapter 4
    • select 2 significant passages and write up your thoughts, opinions and questions. Don't forget page numbers and be detailed with your responses. Due Monday, Oct. 25
  • Entry #15: Complete a Dialogue journal (DJ) for chapter 5.
    • Include at least 4 passages and responses. Strive to make connections and inferences. Consider the character analysis essay – conflict, how the character struggles with the conflict & how the conflict impacts the character. Dig deep! Finally, develop on open-ended & provocative question. Due Monday, Oct. 25
  •  Entry #16: Complete a DJ for chapter 6
    • Include at least 4 passages and responses. Strive to make connections and inferences. Consider the character analysis essay – conflict, how the character struggles with the conflict & how the conflict impacts the character. Dig deep! Finally, develop on open-ended & provocative question. Due Tuesday, Oct. 26
  • Entry #17: DJ for chapter 7.
    • Include at least 4 passages and responses. Strive to make connections and inferences. Consider the character analysis essay – conflict, how the character struggles with the conflict & how the conflict impacts the character. Dig deep! Finally, develop on open-ended & provocative question. Due Tuesday, October 26
  • Entry #18: DJ for chapter 8.
    • Include at least 4 passages and responses. Strive to make connections and inferences. Consider the character analysis essay – conflict, how the character struggles with the conflict & how the conflict impacts the character. Dig deep! Finally, develop on open-ended & provocative question. Due Wednesday, Oct. 27
  • Entry #20: Chapters 10-12:

    • You may complete a dialogue journal of two entries for each chapter, you may answer the questions listed below (include the question in your response), or you may mix and match. Be sure that in the end you have SIX entries, TWO for each chapter. All answers should be in complete sentences.

      1.        Chapter 10: 1). Why did Dallas want to die? 2). How do you think the other greasers will end up? (Pony, Soda, Two-bit, Darry, Steve)

      2.       Chapter 11: 1). Why do you think Ponyboy is ill? 2). Why do you think that Ponyboy said that he’d killed Bob and that Johnny wasn’t dead? Explain.

      3.       Chapter 12: 1). Why do you think that Ponyboy’s life was still troubled after the court hearing? 2). What message did Johnny leave in the book? In other words, what was he trying to tell Pony? Did he succeed? Why or why not? Due Thursday, Oct. 28

       

      Entry #22: ENTIRE BOOK.

       

      Choose a theme from The Outsiders. Write a paragraph or two that explains HOW the theme relates to you and/or the world. Due Thursday, Oct. 2

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ONLINE READING RESOURCES

  • Students should be reading 30 minutes nightly from novels they select themselves.
  • If a student needs a book recommendation, please send them to me.
  • Our focus on reading this week will be on poetry for the purpose of writing a comparison and contrast essay, and on our work in social studies.
  • Book groups will begin again at the end of January. This session is focused on the middle ages and the Renaissance. There is a significant project that accompanies the novels students will be reading.

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