The Outsiders News Story Assignment

For this assignment you will write a news story covering an important event in The Outsiders. You will use the what you have learned in your K12 Journalism class to write your story.

Your story must contain the essential parts of a news article:

Headline

Lead

Nut Graf

Quotes

Kicker

5Ws and an H

A Picture

The news story must be 400-500 words. The point of this assignment is to show that you understand the significance of a particular event in the book and its impact on the overall story of the book and its characters.

Possible Events to Choose:

Bob's Stabbing
Ponyboy and Johnny save the kids in the burning church.
Dally's Shooting
The Rumble

If you want to choose another event, check with me first.