Type:

Unit

Description:

Unit materials for The Catcher in the Rye. Includes vocabulary list and activities for each chapter, comprehension questions for each chapter, sample vocabulary quizzes, constructed response questions and samples, and essay topics.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

S11372F7: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

infer the implicit theme of a work of fiction, distinguishing theme from the topic;

S113732C: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

describe multiple themes in a work of fiction;

S11372F9: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

compare and contrast the historical and cultural settings of two literary works.

S113732E: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

analyze how place and time influence the theme or message of a literary work.

S11372FA: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

summarize the elements of plot development (e.g., rising action, turning point, climax, falling action, denouement) in various works of fiction;

S113732F: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

explain the influence of the setting on plot development;

S11372FB: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

recognize dialect and conversational voice and explain how authors use dialect to convey character; and

S1137330: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

analyze the development of the plot through the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts; and

S1137367: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

analyze linear plot developments (e.g., conflict, rising action, falling action, resolution, subplots) to determine whether and how conflicts are resolved;

S1137368: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

analyze how the central characters' qualities influence the theme of a fictional work and resolution of the central conflict; and

S2533627: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Amended 2010

make connections (e.g., thematic links, author analysis) between and across multiple texts of various genres, and provide textual evidence.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2007-12-15.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

The review team thanks you for taking the time to submit your unit on Catcher in the Rye. The technical aspects of your resrouce are constructed accurately and will make locating this valuable easy for the community. The content you have provided is accurate, engaging and appropriate for the grade level you have provided.We appreicate your willingness to donate your lessons to Curriki and hope you will inspire other colleagues to do the same. The Curriki Review Team feels this is an excellent resource. The pedagogy reveals thoughtful consideration to the stated purpose and directions.
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Gabby Barocio
September 10, 2013

Short, goody, and straight to the point. You synthesize it awesomely! TY!

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Peggy Giacalone
May 3, 2013

I am looking forward to using this study guide with my students. The target questions will help my students relate to this novel.

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Alison Steele
March 21, 2012

Really helpful. Thanks:)

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