The Catcher in the Rye 128-page novel unit includes resources, lessons, activities, quizzes, tests, and more for teaching The Catcher in the Rye in Grades 10-12! Classroom-Tested by over 1,000 teachers, with a 4.8/5 Rating! Please note that this product is a printable PDF and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.
This The Catcher in the Rye Novel Guide includes:
Texts and Pre-Reading Activities to engage students and to support and introduce themes and context before reading
✅ Author Biography and corresponding questions on author J.D. Salinger
✅ Informational Text on Post-World War II New York City
✅ Article on Understanding and Dealing with Loss with corresponding questions
✅ List of Pre-Reading Ideas
✅ Pre-Reading Activities on
- Discovering Universal Themes
- Discussing Universal Ideas
- Understanding Symbolism
✅ Vocabulary Lists With and Without Definitions
✅ Glossary of Allusions and Terminology from the novel
✅ Note-Taking and Summarizing Charts
✅ Comprehension Check/Study Guide Questions
Novel-based Literary Analysis Activities that support student practice in text analysis and close reading and dig deeper into the text, specifically, activities on:
✴️ Diction and Syntax
✴️ Characterization and Foils
✴️ Stream of Consciousness
✴️ Types of Conflict
✴️ Absent Characters
Novel-based Vocabulary and Grammar Activities that support student practice, using the text of the novel, specifically on:
✴️ Vocabulary in Context
✴️ Word Roots
✴️ Changing Parts of Speech
✴️ Word Parts
✴️ Multiple Definitions
✴️ Connotation and Denotation
❇️ Reading Quizzes every two or three chapters
❇️ Vocabulary Quizzes every two or three chapters
❇️ Two Different Final Test Versions, one entirely Multiple Choice
❇️ Summary of the Novel
❇️ List of Post-Reading and Alternative Assessment Ideas
❇️ Essay/Writing Ideas
❇️ 2 different project rubrics
❇️ Response to Literature Rubric
❇️ Sample Agenda with notes for the Teacher
❇️ Complete Answer Key
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❤️️ The Catcher in the Rye Unit is extremely thorough from pre-reading to post-reading. I love the options available on every level to explore literary elements to literary techniques as well as testing and writing. As a homeschool mom working with my senior, I am in awe that you also feel such depth is important in the study of literature! - Susan S.
❤️️ Wonderful. SO thorough and covers everything that I'd like to with Catcher in the Rye, while making sure I'm connecting to Common Core. I wanted something that was going to require my students to be a little more in-depth than when I have taught this in year's past and I think this is great. Thank you! - Hannah S.
❤️️ This is a comprehensive resource for The Catcher in the Rye. This is the only source you will need to incorporate the Common Core into your lessons! - Donna A.
❤️️ This was a great resource. It was easy to follow, relevant to what I wanted in my unit, and challenging for my students! - Jennifer W.
❤️️ This resource is a great starting place for my Catcher unit. It pulls in some excellent content in the Standards Focus Activities section. - Rachel C.
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