A Note on tense, you can use the fictional present to describe characters, as in "Pony Boy is a thoughtful young man who does well in school," But when you want to indicate changes in time. say how one action caused another, you need to change tenses, as in "He had always been afraid of Darry (long standing action in the past), but when Darry slaps him, something changes in Pony Boy (Now we are back to fictional present describing his new state of mind). Changes in tense are one of the toughest things to master, so it will take a lot of practice. But you will get it, I promise.
Reading Assignment: Please read Chapters 7 and 8
Writing Assignment: Please identify the person in The Outsiders whom you think is the most worthy of admiration, perhaps even heroic. Explain what it is about him (or maybe her) that you find admirable. And make sure to mention some events in the book that support what you say.As always, you will have to start with the author and the name of the book with a sentence like, "S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders has a gallery (collection) of colorful and exciting characters, but the one I admire most is ....... " I'd prefer you come up with your own opening sentence, but if you get stuck, go ahead and use this one.
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