I have been teaching Language Arts 7th through 12th grades for fourteen years. This will be my eighth year teaching in Fremont Public Schools. I am excited to grow and learn with all of you!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Outsiders: Greasers vs. Socs
While discussing the theme of social divisions in a school/community found in The Outsiders, the students were divided into two groups: "Greasers" vs. "Socs" for a "rumble" (friendly competition). The Socs were given a slight advantage in both challenges, but the experience fed into a nice literary discussion about many of the barriers and Character vs. Society and Character vs. Character conflicts that take place in the novel. We finished class with interpreting the Robert Frost poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" that is referenced in the novel as well.