Catcher in the Rye: Acceptance

Connections to Catcher in the Rye 4

In this series of lessons, students will be able to make connections between J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and contemporary topics in the real world. They will also draw conclusions on the essential question:  How does Holden’s story relate to issues young people are facing today? Check out the entire Text Set for Literature. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections 

  • English: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 

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Learning Objective and Essential Questions

Students will be able to make connections between the text they are reading and the real world. They will also be able to answer the following Essential Questions as part of a larger unit:

  1. How does Holden’s story relate to issues young people are facing today?
  2. Why is acceptance so important to people, especially teenagers?

Learning Standard

Common Core Standards for English:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6      
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

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