Today, we brought the opening scenes of S.E. Hinton's novel THE OUTSIDERS to life as we acted out the parts and the actions of the text. As we performed, we stopped to discuss some key questions, such as:
--Is Darrel a good big brother? If so, why does he act so mean towards Ponyboy?
--Under the tough exterior, does Dallas have a good heart or a soft spot?
After we acted out some scenes, you had the chance to play YES, NO, MAYBE SO and you all moved around the room to show your responses to statements about the book.
Our word of the day today is VACILLATE, which means to hesitate between two choices or paths. An example of the word in a sentence is: I vacillated between running away or explaining after a VERY awkward situation!
Our quote of the day today is from Michaelangelo: "I saw the angel in the marble and carved him out until I set him free."
Our homework for tonight is to study for a creative vocab quiz tomorrow. It will have the five words we've learned and practiced with thus far--and you'll get to be creative with them!