The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: A Final Unit Project
This project consists of you designing an informational book jacket for The Outsiders.
Each panel of the jacket has specific instructions and criteria that must be met in order to
receive full credit. This assignment gives you the opportunity to not only showcase your
knowledge of the book's plot, themes, character motivations, and vocabulary, but also allows
you to use creativity to express what you know about the book.
Front Cover Directions: Create cover art for the Inside Front Fold Directions: Tell what your
jacket. The cover art must be designed and favorite scene from the book was. The synopsis
compiled by the student. It’s okay if you’re not of your favorite scene from the novel must be a
the most artistic person. It’s the idea that minimum of 150 words long and #1-Tell your
matters most! Think about specific parts in the audience what happens in this scene, #2 - Tell
novel that are important to the plot, and use your audience why this is your favorite part of
those ideas to work from. The cover MUST be the book, and #3 - Tell your audience how this
relevant to the book, and may not be random or scene fits into the novel as a whole.
unrelated artwork. At the bottom, please include,
"Illustrated by: YOUR NAME". Make the cover
as colorful and attractive as possible.
Back Cover Directions: At the top, a brief Inside Back Fold Directions: There are 3 options
summary of the novel in your own words. You to choose from for this component:
may not use the book plot synopsis from any #1 - Include an alternate ending to the book,
version of the actual Outsiders novel or anything written as if it were an extra page.
you find online. This should be written in your OR
own words. Underneath the plot synopsis, #2 - Using your persuasive powers of writing,
include a review of the novel. You may not use convince someone else to read this
the critic reviews from any version of the actual book. INCLUDE: your own honest opinion about
Outsiders novel or any plagiarized reviews you the book. If you did not like this book, obviously
find from other sources. This should be written trying to convince someone else to read it is not
in your own words. You may create reviews by going to work for you and you should choose
ficticious or famous people. EX: "Snoop Dogg another option.
had this to say about the Outsiders: It was Tell your audience why you liked the book and
straight up the best book I've ever read yo!" why it is worthwhile for other people to read.
#3 - Tell what 3 characters are like or will be
doing 10 years after the book ends (Remember,
the book ends in 1967, so the events would take
place in 1977. Also remember to age the
characters by 10 years). INCLUDE: Choose a
minimum of 3 characters.
What the character’s economic status is 10
years after the end of the book.
What the character is doing for a living 10 years
after the book.
Whether or not the character has children,
husband/wife, and where they are living.
Spine Directions: The title of the novel (The Outsiders) and the author (S.E. Hinton)