Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Outsiders

Hey Readers,
I'm so excited to have finished the movie that accompanies The Outsiders. Today I assigned case conferences to my students at random to have them explore a character persona from a different point of view. Tonight for homework they have to identify reasons from either Darry, Police Officer, Ponyboy's English Teacher, or Social Worker's point of view and determine whether or not the Curtis family should remain together.

Tomorrow I will be playing the role of Judge G and each student will be appointed to a character group with the same point of view. From there, they will collaborate their case and present it to me. I think this will be a good opportunity for students to share their feelings and delve beyond the reasons into an emotional quest for that character. I'll have to report back in with the results. Test on Tuesday. :)

Mrs. G.

1 comment:

  1. Case Conferences went okay. I will definitely have to tweek it somewhat for next year. For the most part, students were able to defend their positions which included a case for/against keeping the Curtis brothers together and out of a boys' home from the view point of a Social Worker, Policeman, Darry, and Ponyboy's English Teacher.

    The students were very excited to defend their roles and did a good job. We will be having court again at a later date with a new set of characters. Stay Tuned!