The Outsiders-Ch. 1 & 2 Summary & Analysis

The Outsiders-Ch. 1 & 2 Summary & Analysis

Author: Megan Trimble

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.


Students will have read ch. 1 & 2 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. They will have an optional summary video and comprehension questions to watch and complete prior to in-class analysis of the material. They will analyze 1960's song lyrics in order to forge a connection to the setting of the novel.

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Ch. 1 & 2 Summary-S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

Source: M.Trimble-2015

Comprehension Questions-Ch. 1 & 2

Complete these questions post reading chapter 1 & 2 of the novel. We will use your responses for in-class discussion.
If you need a refresher you can view the summary video above.
When finished please complete the quiz.

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Rock Window Activity

Cumulative activity for ch. 1 & 2 of The Outsiders.
Read the directions below. Choose 2 of the songs on the list and complete a "ROCK WINDOW" (attached) for each of the 2 songs listed. I've attached the lyrics. If you want to go and see if you can find the audio files out the on the Internet you may do so. Have the rock windows completed by due date on the board. Be ready to share and discuss.

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Lyrics-for use with Rock Window activity

Use these to help you complete your rock windows.

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