Stretcher in the Rye is a short capstone essay (1-1.5 pages) to be used as a concluding writing assignment for J.D. Salinger's CATCHER IN THE RYE. Based on the idea that, throughout the novel, Holden finds himself stretched between various extremes (childhood and adulthood, love and lust, isolation and community, etc.), the prompt asks students to choose from a list of "stretches" (or define their own), discuss ways in which Holden shows himself to be "stretched" between these extremes, and analyze which way he is "leaning" by the end of the novel. Includes assignment sheet with rubric, organizer sheet for planning, as well as peer review checklist.
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