Connections to Catcher in the Rye
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.
- English: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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- Text Set: “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
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 Question as part of a larger unit:
- How does Holden’s story relate to issues young people are facing today?
Common Core Standards for English:
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