In this lesson the students will learn about symbolism in The Catcher in the Rye. The students relate to the characters through their own experiences by writing a journal. They will learn about symbolism in the novel by having a meaningful dialogue with the teacher and their peers. The students will gain a deeper understanding about symbolism by drawing and writing about their own symbols.
Teacher Materials: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, computer, projector, Powerpoint presentation
Student Materials: Poster paper, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, colored pencils or crayons, pen and paper