8th Grade Comparison/Contrast Essays over "The Outsiders"
8th graders read "The Outsiders" and then watched the movie. They then were assigned a comparison/contrast essay to discuss the similarities and differences of the book and the movie. Most seem to agree that the book is better! That's always a hope of mine when I let them watch a movie is that they gain a true appreciation for the books we read and how much better of a story they can tell.