This is a 96 page lesson plan for The Catcher In The Rye written, tested, and approved by working classroom teachers. The main components of this plan are the following:
-An in-depth introductory lecture
-Chapter-by-chapter study questions
-A multiple-choice test
The plan is divided into a teacher and a student edition. The teacher edition provides complete answer keys.
Excerpt from introductory lecture:
"In this context, Holden Caul eld became a controversial icon: the troubled anti-hero struggling to maintain his individualism in the face of overwhelming pressure to conform from all the adults around him. The troubled young Holden wants only to escape the repressive expectations that his parents have set out for him—something that many adolescents are likely to relate to. In fact, many of the elements of his story are universal: the pain and confusion of growing up, loss of innocence, the inevitability of change, the swings between bravado and insecurity, sexual questioning, recognizing issues of class and privilege, questions of identity, the shifting sands of adolescence, the contradictory, emotional complexity of becoming an adult. However, other elements are specific to Holden and his time and place: He has endured a great deal of turmoil as a child despite the super cial trappings of privilege, and is fighting against the societal norms of a specific era."