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The Catcher in the Rye Pre-Reading Choice Board

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This pre-reading assignment gives students research ideas, such as:
- researching the author, the controversy behind the novel, Holden's character traits, the bildungsroman genre, and life and times in America at the time of publication.
- I also include a psychology link with a research idea on teen depression and investigating Erik Erikson's psychosocial theory, focusing on identity vs. role confusion.
- extension activities such as listening to a NPR piece on Holden as "the original sullen teenager" and investigating www.deadcaulfields.com.

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