THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Unit Plan - Novel Study Bundle - Literature Guide

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Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training videos on (1) how to assemble a Novel Analysis Packet that is unique to the academic needs of your learners and (2) how to effectively use our Quickwrite writing prompts.


LEVEL: 10th-12th

TOTAL: 237 slides/pages
→ Based off the 1989 Bantom Books Edition [ISBN: 0553250256].

Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included


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Both versions & the combo bundle contain the same activities. The only difference is how they are optimized for print/in-person or digital distance learning. The print/in-person version is formatted to save you photocopies and ink, while the digital makes use of colorful, rich graphics and more space for working along with easy-grade forms. And the Combo bundle includes all of it to meet your shifting needs day-to-day.



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→ Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit

→ Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities

→ Meets Common Core Standards

→ Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped

Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity (print : digital)

- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel

- 11-pages/slides activity

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Google Earth Introduction Tour (print : digital)

- Pencey Prep, New York City, Central Park, and Holden’s Apartment where they get jumped...they even get to see some of it in 3D zoomed in to the street view. It's rockin awesome.

- 36-location 3D tour across New York City

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

Plot Chart Analyzer Diagram Arc (print : digital)

- organize the 6 parts of the plot

- 2-page analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

- Suggested Answer Key Provided

Conflict Graphic Analyzer - 6 Types of Conflict (print : digital)

- Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories

- 2-page analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

- Suggested Answer Key Provided

Characters Analyzer (print : digital)

- analyze the main characters using novel quotes

- 5-page analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

Settings Analyzer (print : digital)

- analyze the main settings using novel quotes

- 1-page analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Symbols Analyzer (print : digital)

- Students analyze the 6 different symbols in the story

- 8-page analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Figurative Language Instructional Slideshow (print : digital)

- We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide slideshow will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

Figurative Language Activity (print : digital)

- Students analyze the 45 different quotes from the story

- 6-page analyzer & answer keys

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts (print : digital)

- 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking

- 52-writing prompt slideshow

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1

12 Comprehension Pop Quizzes (print : digital)

- a 5-question pop quiz per few chapters

- 22-slides and pages

- The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (print : digital)

- 150 vocabulary words from the novel

- five 30-question lists & quizzes

- 20-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

Essay and Speech (print : digital)

- 3 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech

- Includes essay topics and speech grading rubrics

- 6-page bundle

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

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Total Pages
237 pages & slides
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).


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