This novel is surprisingly deep (no, it's not just about whiny, privileged kid!). I hope you and your students benefit from these in-depth resources!
These six double-sided worksheets are meant to get your students digging deeper into a section of the novel, focusing on a particular scene. The analysis questions are not completely limited to ONLY the quote on the page, but rather it is meant as a guide. Some questions refer to events surrounding the quote. Students should be looking at the quote not just as a stand-alone, but in context as well.
These can be used in a few different ways:
Exams (as there are multiple quotes, you could arrange it so that no student had the same one as the student next to him)
Prepare for Socratic Seminar
Simple and Straightforward: Short quizzes to ensure students are reading (if you assign chapters for HW) and/or understanding what they read. Chapters combined by two (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, etc.) No Answer Keys
A selection of more traditional lit analysis prompts, and a set of alternate prompts, if you’re feeling tired of reading the same old thing. Each is about a half-sheet in size.
Catcher vs. Rebel Attribute Charts
Use with James Dean’s famous character, Jim Stark, for comparison with Holden.
Students record textual evidence and analysis for 13 symbols in the novel.
Reader Response Journal
Use as you work through the book…11 prompts to challenge your students’ thinking in different ways.
I have also included a great project for your students should you like to use it!
If you need a comprehensive study guide, exam, and in-class essay prompts, look no further! CITR Study Guide and Exam
Teacher in the Rye