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If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye

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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
Lesson Author

Scott Filkins

Scott Filkins

Champaign, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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trisha burke

November 04, 2012

Yes, this works well. I did this a few year ago with The Scarlet Letter. I was looking for something to do with Catcher and like the other skills this complete lesson plans incorporates. thanks.


Charlotte Z

October 22, 2012

A very good lesson. I agree that this lesson could extend to other works that deal with communication/mis-communcation. I teach Much Ado about Nothing and could do a similar lesson with that work.


Lynn King

July 29, 2010

AWESOME idea! I just shared this in a workshop, and everyone loved it. I think this could also be used with other lit, espec. Shakespearean plays when the kids have difficulty connecting.




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