This song project for The Catcher in the Rye integrates close reading, quote usage, and popular culture in a way that is sure to engage your students! For this project, students select a song that connects to a specific aspect of the text. Then, students analyze the song on its own and the song in relation to the text through a writing assignment that requires quote usage and detailed analysis. This project includes a assignment sheet, a planning sheet, a sample project for student reference, and a grading sheet. As a bonus, students can present their songs to the class for an engaging discussion. The teaching duration is anywhere from 2 days to 5 days depending on students and whether the project is completed all in class or as homework. Optional student presentations will add to the teaching duration. Need an editable MS Word version? Find it here!