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Unit plan: The Catcher in the Rye

January 27, 2010

 Welcome to our final unit plan on J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. We have uploaded our unit plan to this blog with the hopes to support, encourage and inspire other educators in creating an engaging and interactive learning experience for their students.  In this blog, we have divided our unit plan into weekly lessons (available for PDF download) as well as an extensive appendix of handout materials, assignment sheets, evaluation rubrics and a list of additional resources to consult when teaching The Catcher in the Rye.


Engaged in English (K&M)

 “…I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out
from somewhere and catch them.  That’s all I do all day.  I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all.  I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.” 

~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 22, spoken by the character Holden Caulfield