- Analysing the Opening Passage
A group work task which explores three different contexts and meanings the opening passage conveys.
- Holden's Obsessions
A warm-up or introduction task to focus students on what exactly are Holden's obsessions. Includes two tasks.
- Narrative Essay Questions
Seven questions which can be used either individually as extended written responses or as group work / class brainstorming tasks.
- Themes - Rebellion
A series of tasks which looks at what rebellion means in a text like 'Catcher in the Rye' and how Holden deals with this concept.
- Religious Imagery
Is there room for religion in this novel? What is suggested by Salinger’s possible use of religious imagery and connotations throughout ‘Catcher in the Rye’?
- Three Flights and Three Fathers
A worksheet which explores the three flights that leads to Holden's downfall and his attempt to find a role model within the narrative.
- Title Connotations
Four tasks which explores the how the title and Robert Burns' poem are connected, as well as the great paradox Holden faces.