The Outsiders

The Outsiders

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Copy of the novel

Study Guide and Jeopardy Review Game


Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
Robert Frost 

What does the poem mean and how might the meaning of the poem be a symbol for one of the novel’s themes?

The Birth of Young Adult Fiction with The Outsiders
Why is this novel a classic?  What universal themes resonate through the generations?  

directors chairFilm Adaptation
Review all three scenes below. Identify two cinematographic techniques in the scene and describe the effectiveness of the Director’s decisions in remaining faithful to the intent of the novel.  


The Fire in the Church

The Rumble

Visiting Johnny

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