The Outsiders Character Map

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The Outsiders - Character Map

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Storyboards can be used, as students are reading, to keep a character reference log. A character map allows students to recall important information on characters. When reading a novel, little attributes often return to become an important plot details. Through the use of character mapping students will catch this information, and will be able to follow the fine points which make reading more enjoyable.

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For The Outsiders, a character map helps students remember who belongs to each gang. It also provides a reference for discussing how each was involved in the fighting.


The Outsiders Characters

Ponyboy Curtis Protagonist, GreaserDarrel "Darry" Curtis The oldest brother, gave up a promising football career to take care of his brothers after parents' death
Sodapop Curtis Brother of Ponyboy and Darrel, GreaserTwo-Bit Mathews Greaser, known for his switchblade
Steve Randle Friends with Sodapop, thinks Ponyboy is annoyingDallas “Dally” Winston Toughest Greaser
Johnny Cade Ponyboy's best friendSandy Sodapop's girlfriend
Cherry Valance Soc girl, dating BobMarcia Friend of Cherry
Bob Sheldon Soc, dies in fightPaul Holden Soc who challenges Darrel
Jerry Wood A man that looks down on the gangs, despite Johnny and Ponyboy saving the children from the burning churchTim Shepard Leader of a different group of Greasers, friend of Dallas
Curly Shepard Tim's tough younger brother, has a criminal record at the age of 15Mr. Syme Ponyboy's English teacher


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters in The Outsiders.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Outsiders and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character from the "1900s" tab to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the boxes for Age, Characteristics, Relatives, and Gang/Friends by adding textables.

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