Studying The Catcher in the Rye

This Studying The Catcher in the Rye unit also includes:

What's the difference between being a phony and being a conformist? At what point does conforming to alleviate loneliness lead to insincerity? These are the questions at the heart of this unit plan that uses The Catcher in the Rye as an anchor text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use Salinger's novel as an introduction to the Beat Generation and to the works of such writers as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac
Classroom Considerations

  • The Shy Guy short film is available on YouTube

  • The 35-page packet includes a rationale for the approach used, a unit calendar, detailed plans, worksheets, graphic organizers, quizzes, a unit exam, and an essay prompt

  • None
Common Core