By now you should have all finished reading The Outsiders. I know I can speak for all of you when I say that you absolutely loved this novel. Aside from the captivating, heart warming, and heart wrenching story, what makes this book so special are the characters whom all of you have come to know and love. Having said this, I have come up with an interesting, and I hope fun, prompt for you to answer. It does require some thought though, and you’ll need to apply what you know and have learned about each character.
First, I would like for you to pick three characters. Then, I would like for you to consider the following:
If you were to choose the perfect gift, a different one for each character, what would it be? To answer this, it might be easier to think in terms of what each character needs or wants. Remember, gifts don’t always have to be something you see, and they can be humorous as well as serious. Be sure to explain why you have chosen each of these particular gifts, and how they are perfect for your characters. Also, while it is always encouraged that you read and comment on other classmates’ posts, please do not borrow any of their ideas. Make your ideas your own.
At the top of this blog page you will see a new tab entitled “View Out Loud.” Click on this tab and it will take you to a sub page that has all the music videos in one place. From now on, when I direct you to visit “View Out Loud” you’ll know what I mean.
There are two new music videos for you to listen to in regards to your reading of The Outsiders. When you listen to Bob Dylan, which group relates to that song, the Greasers or the Socs? And when you listen to The Who, which group comes to mind when you hear those lyrics? Do not answer these questions now, hold on to your thoughts for future class discussions. We will discuss all the lyrics to all of the music videos on this blog, and look at their relation to the characters and themes of this book as we prepare for the Ipod project.