Can be used as an exam or as one of several culminating activities. Students learn Freud's eight defense mechanisms and then apply Holden's actions and statements as examples of each (quoting from the text). Students then determine what they believe
Use the excerpts to have students make inferences about character, plot or theme. Can be used collaboratively, independent, or for tiered learning. Works great for journals, posters, essays or just group discussion.
By examining what Holden says about his little brother Allie, the reader can begin to make inferences about how Holden really feels and about the way he talks about other characters in the story. This assignment opens the window early on to the
By getting students to track the characters Holden speaks about we can learn about them, but we can also learn about Holden. (The minor characters are a mirror, through which we see Holden.) This activity helps students to keep the characters