Is the outsiders appropriate for middle school?
S.E. Hinton’s, The Outsiders is a great book for elder kids and young teens to read. I recommend the book for 11 years and up. The story focuses around Ponyboy, his brothers, and their gang. There is also some violent parts to the books, such as a murder, a rumble, and a suicide by cop.
What grade level is the outsiders appropriate for?
Although the quantitative measures suggest placement in the 2-3rd grade level text complexity band, the qualitative measures and reader and task considerations suggest that the novel is best placed at the 6th-8th grade complexity band.
Why would you recommend the outsiders?
It’s an enjoyable read about the life of Greasers and kids in the 1950s and the troubles through which they endured. Beyond that, it’s a very relevant book. It tackles ideas such as societal pressure, family separation, and social deviance.
Why is the outsiders a good book for students?
The Outsiders is gritty, honest and authentic, and a novel that I feel every teenager needs to read. It makes the reader see that at the end of the day, as Ponyboy says, we see the same sunset, and that while we are the ones who create the divides between ourselves, we can also be the ones to challenge them.
Did Sandy from the outsiders get pregnant?
Sandy, Sodapop’s girlfriend, gets pregnant and moves to Florida with her grandmother. Sodapop writes to her, but his letters return unopened.
Why did sodapop drop out of school?
Sodapop, Ponyboy and Darry are the three handsome Curtis brothers in Susan Hinton’s teen novel “The Outsiders.” Sodapop drops out of high school when his greaser girlfriend Sandy gets pregnant. He finds out that the father is another girl, but he wants to marry her anyway; she ends up moving to Florida.
Why does sodapop like to fight?
Soda likes to fight because it’s like a competition, something he can win. He compares fighting to a drag race. Steve fights because he enjoys beating the Socs. When Ponyboy asks Darry why he likes to fight, Darry doesn’t answer the question.
Why does sodapop not drink?
In The Outsiders, Sodapop doesn’t drink because he “gets drunk on just plain living.” Sodapop is more than satisfied by dancing, fighting, and drag racing. He’s intoxicated by life itself and doesn’t want or need alcohol in order to have a good time.
Does Dally go to school?
It’s never actually stated that Dally is a drop out. It is mentioned that he’d been in reform school (Ch 2). Aside from that nothing is mentioned about when he attended school or when he stopped. In a article Matt says he was drop out at 6 grade.
Why did dally die?
Dally then felt like it was his purpose to save Johnny’s “innocence” (his emotions,thoughts etc.) from the cruel things they had to endure. When he failed at this, his guilt took over and he then killed himself (by the hand of another). Dally also (obviously) loved him like a brother.