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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Copies of The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Brainstorming Handout: Texting in the Rye
- Possible Selections for Text Message Communication
- Text Messages Planning Chart
- Reflection Questions
- J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Aging Gracelessly
In this Washington Post column, a book critic reconsiders the merit of The Catcher in the Rye over fifty years after its publication.
- Moving Beyond Catcher on School Reading Lists
This brief article poses the possibility of other works of fiction that might be considered as more modern alternatives to the classic coming-of-age novel.
- Make copies of necessary handouts.
- Arrange for students to have access to Internet-connected computers during Session One.
- Test and bookmark the Three-Circle Venn Diagram Tool. Ensure that you have the latest version of Flash on student computers. This plug-in can be downloaded through the Technical Support page.
- Think through the activity involving the Three-Circle Venn Diagram Tool in preparation for the discussion in Session One.