Love him or hate him, it’s time to get to know Holden Caulfield!
2. How can we understand the relationship between the individual and society?
3. Which state is more desirable innocence or experience?
4. What does it mean to stay true to yourself?
5. What are the effects of alienation on the indvidual?
What you should be able to do after this unit:
1. Deepen your critical reading skills
2. Identify and discuss how motifs contribute to the theme of a work
3. Understand how experiences contribute to character transformation
4. Identify areas where a narrator may not be telling the whole truth and discuss how that contributes to the theme of a work and the power of storytelling
Final-Assignment Final Assignment:
Student Choice of Personal Narrative or Creative Piece (more details to follow…)
- We’ll be brainstorming and practicing with each kind
Intro to Catcher
- I say “we’re reading a book written in 1945, what images, thoughts, themes, etc. come to mind?
- Post war America
- NYC Images (see LOOKING AT IMAGES OF NEW YORK CITY FROM THE LATE 1940S TO EARLY 1950S.doc)
HW: Google classroom: Catcher Pre-reading
Pick up with NYC Images
QW: Describe the social scene here at NCHS. Where do you fit in?
HW: Reading journal for chapters 1 & 2
Reading Q1 Books
Reviewing Reading Pre-Assessment
Initial Understanding of Holden
HW: Reading journal for chapters 3
Reading Q1 Books
Adding to our initial understanding of Holden
How does Holden modify events in his memory in order to suit his emotional needs?
(page 3 — unreliable narrator & denotation and connotation)
*Bring in your book for Monday’s class
Reading quarter reading books *Journal Due Friday!!!
QW: How can the feeling of alienation affect the individual? How might someone who is feeling alienated feel and behave?
- Alienation_Quote_Analysis 2 Quotes
- Continuing the pattern of modifying events in order to suit emotional needs
- Holden’s reaction to costume day
HW: finish Holden’s reaction and reading and journal entries for Q1 Books Due Friday!
Symbols and Motifs
Reading journal for 4 & 5 — Include 1 motif & 1 symbol (at least!)
HW: Reading Q1 books & journal entries due tomorrow at 2.05
Sharing ‘Holden on Costume Day’ Responses
Finish reading Chapters 4 & 5
HW: Finish reading 6-8 and reading journal entry for Wednesday
On the Catcher reading journal – 3 quotes for chapter 6 and 1 quote for chapter 7 and one quote from chapter 8
- Examining Quotes about Jane Gallagher & Allie
- Patterns and understanding Holden’s internal and external conflicts
HW: Catcher Reading Journal Chapters 9-10
Tracing Holden’s Saturday so far
- What emotional state is he in?
- What physical state is he in?
Re-enacting the Mrs. Morrow Scene
- How Holden says it happened?
- How do you think it went down?
- What does this reveal about Holden’s character and his internal conflict?
HW: Consider the pattern of details in the scene with the phone call with Faith Cavendish and the scene with the three witches and write a response to each of the following questions:
- What patterns do you see in these two instances that lead you to see inconsistency and unreliability in Holden? What insight does this give you to Holden and his internal conflicts and unresolved issues?
- Pick either Faith or one of the three witches and consider her point of view. How would their experience differ from Holden’s portrayal? How does he come across to them? Write from their perspective, describing the encounter?
P/u with 5th group with Holden & Mrs. Morrow
Faith call (bottom of 63-66 & 3 witches 70-75)
Acting out scene from the other character’s perspective
HW: Reading journal for Chapter 11-13
Holden’s Reaction to Are You Popular?
- writing and submitting on classroom.google.com
- Reading aloud paragraphs
HW: Catcher reading journal 14&15
Library Book Talks for Q2 Books
- What did you read Q1? Share with the group
- New ideas
HW: Read 15 pages of new book
No School – Election Day
Q2 Book Reading Day
Holden’s Patterns of Behavior and Emotions (on google classroom)
HW: Reading Chapter 16 with journal entry *Bring Q2 reading books tomorrow
Reading Q2 Books for 15 min
Catching up with Catcher
- What transformation has Holden undergone thus far?
- What has happened to him?
HW: Catcher readnig journal 17&18
Reviewing Chapters 17&18
Choose one or more of the prompts below:
- Consider a time when you disagreed with a friend or a parent. If you were telling that story to another friend, how would you tell it with emotional embellishment? Write that version.
- Remember a time when you tried to impress someone you had your eye on at the pool/beach. At school? When you ran into them in town? At a party? Now pick one of those moments and write the story the way you wished it had happened.
- Think about a time in which you did or said something embarrassing in front of your friends or people you don’t know. Now tell that story but in a way that it wasn’t really your fault or that you come out not as embarrassing.
HW: Reading chapter 19 – pay attention to details where Holden may not be telling the whole truth.
- What would Carl say about his encounter with Holden?
- Identify 2 quotes that reveal Holden’s behavior and emotions during their meeting.
- What is Carl’s motivation for meeting with Holden?
- Identify 2 quotes that suggest Carl’s motivation for meeting up with Holden.
HW: Reading journal 20 & 21
Reading Chapter 22 together
- What does this chapter reveal about Holden?
- What are the events that have shaped Holden’s emotional life?
- Tracking Holden’s emotional pain – what is the impact on him?
Visually mapping Holden’s emotional journey while leaving room for the end
- With your group, create a visual representation of Holden’s emotional journey. How you choose to represent this journey is up to you, but you must include the following:
- Include 6 stops/places/events/indicators with corresponding quote about his emotional truth at this moment
- Include also a prediction for the end – Remember his question he has in the back of his mind, is where will he go and you know that he ends up in a hospital in LA. What happens between being at home and getting to LA?
HW: Catcher 23 & 24
Holden’s interaction with Mr. Antolini
Reading 25 & 26
HW: finish reading Catcher and read Q2 books
Reviewing the end
Presenting the visual maps of Holden’s emotional journey
HW: Read over comments for lit essay and finish Catcher journal if you haven’t already
In class RTL
- What is Holden’s transformation from the beginning to the end?
- What are his key catalysts for change?
HW: Bring Q2 Books for Wednesday’s class
Reading Q2 books
HW: Have a Happy Thanksgiving and keep reading!
HW: Get proposal in and start outlining or drafting
Drafting day & conferencing
Drafting day & conferencing