This 17 page packet is a must have for any teacher teaching Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. This hands-on, fun, and creative project requires students to think about Holden Caulfield on a deeper level and capture his thoughts and feelings about society in an original painting. Such a project requires students to think about the internal struggles, attitudes, and behaviors of this complex character, and to convey their understanding through art. This activity is a great one to use half-way through the novel to ensure that students truly understand Holden's point of view about himself and the world. It truly makes learning fun and adds something different to the lesson.
This packet includes a variety of useful handouts that does all the work for you. Such handouts include: two scoring rubrics, 2 page teacher tips, sketch sheet (for student use), brainstorm sheet (for student use), step-by-step student instructions, Holden notes, rationale handout (for student use), rationale prompt for student, and more!