Welcome back to the last quarter of your junior year! • Today • Informal Presentations • If you are presenting a PowerPoint, you will go through all of your slides informally. • If you are presenting an essay, a children’s book, or a CD, you will tell us which themes you addressed in your project, if you have a thesis you will tell us what it is, and you will give us a few examples you used. • This week • Wednesday: Reading Lab Work Keys Lesson • Thursday: Begin Catcher • Friday: Reading and optional library visit • Homework: The Catcher in the Rye book check tomorrow—we will start reading on Thursday
wednesday 4/3 • Please have The Catcher in the Rye out so we can check it in for points • Work Keys Lesson • Bring Catcher tomorrow, we will begin reading in class
Thursday 4/4 • Please have your Catcher books out along with a pen or a pencil • Childhood vs. Adulthood activity and discussion • HW: those who did not present on Tuesday will do so tomorrow—be sure to bring your materials! If you have an independent reading book, bring it tomorrow, otherwise you will have a chance to go to the library to check one out so bring your ID.
A little bit about the author… …because we don’t know too much.
Friday 4/5 • Happy Friday! • New Seats! Please come in and sit in your old seat; once everyone is here I will put the new seating chart on the board and everyone will move at the same time. • Pass your homework to the front of your row. • Take out your independent reading book or school ID. You will have 15 minutes to read silently or go to the library to find a book.
2nd Period • You will now have 8 minutes to complete the practice Work Keys test that you began on Wednesday with Mrs. Lafontaine • If you do not finish and would like to take it home, you may, but remember that we will be going over it on Wednesday so don’t forget to bring it back!
3rd Period • Presenting today: • Antonio
5/6 • Presenting today: • Nick G. • Katelyn • Brennan • Paul
Background information on J.D. Salinger • Read Chapter 1 if we have time • HW: read chapters 1 and 2 and come ready to discuss on Monday. • Have a nice weekend!
Monday 4/8 • Hand out Catcher guides • First impressions journal • SOC Activity • Discuss chapters 1 and 2 • HW: read chapters 3 and 4 • Request from Ms. Olsen—Our America books
Journal #1: first impressions • Describe your first impressions of Holden Caulfield in a well-written paragraph (5-6 sentences). Consider the following: • What do you like about him? • What do you dislike about him? • Do you agree with anything he says? • Do you disagree with anything he says? • What stands out to you about him so far?
Memory Association activity • Have you ever noticed that one memory leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another….? • This is called memory association and it is what Holden does throughout most of the novel.
First topic Rain
Second topic School
Stream of consciousness • You’ve just done a sophisticated form of writing called stream of consciousness • Definition: • writing in which a character's perceptions, thoughts, and memories are presented in an apparently random form, without conventional sequences • the written equivalent of a character’s thought processes
Unreliable narrator • Definition: • An imaginary storyteller or character who describes what he witnesses accurately, but misinterpets those events because of faulty perception, personal bias, or limited understanding • a narrator who can't be trusted; either from ignorance or self-interest, this narrator speaks with a bias, makes mistakes, or even lies
Tuesday 4/9 • Take out your book, your green guide, and a pen or a pencil—everything else should be put away under your desk • HW: read chapters 5 and 6; study for quiz on chapters 1-6 (questions related to 5 and 6 will be those typical of a reading quiz, 1-4 will be related to discussions we’ve had in class—be sure you’re up to date in your green guide!) • **Those of you who were absent yesterday, be sure to define stream of consciousness and unreliable narrator on your literary terms sheet and find examples!
How is he immature? • Mature?
Flip to the back side • **Cross out Ackley in #3 and write in Stradlater • Discuss and write down thoughts for #1-4 with your partner, then answer #5 on your own
Wednesday 4/10 • Work Keys follow up lesson—please put everythingaway underneath your desk besides a pen or a pencil • Chapters 1-6 Quiz • HW: read chapters 7-9 (20 pages)
quiz • You have the remainder of the period to take the quiz; if you finish early, please start reading chapters 7-9 silently at your desk. • If you have your green guide with you, you may use it on the quiz. • Good luck! Raise your hand if you have any questions.
Thursday 4/11 • Take out your book, your green guide, and a pen or a pencil—everything else should be put away under your desk • Chapters 7-9 discussion • HW: bring your Catcher book and an independent reading book tomorrow —you will get points for Friday Reading starting tomorrow • **if you choose to take home your worksheet, be sure to bring it tomorrow as I will collect it after we finish our discussion
“You’re a gentleman and a scholar, kid.” • When I say “go,” you will have 30 seconds to get together with ONE partner of your choosing—if we have an odd number of people, we will have ONE group of three and Mrs. Shea and Ms. Janicek will decide which group that is • If this takes more than 30 seconds, Mrs. Shea and Mrs. Janicek will choose who you will work with
“That guy morrow was about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat.” • When I say “go,” you and your partner will have 30 seconds to move your desks to join with the closest partnership to you • If necessary, Mrs. Shea and Mrs. Janicek will help groups get together
Friday 4/12 • Finish 7-9 discussion • Independent reading • If you want to make up your quiz during independent reading time, please let us know at the beginning of the period • HW: read 10-12 for Monday
“screwballs all over the place.” • When I say “go,” you will get together with a differentpartner than you worked with yesterday to discuss the last 3 questions looking at chapter 9 • We will then discuss them as a class and you will turn in your worksheets
Hyperbole • Definition: • an extravagant exaggeration • a figure of speech that is a grossly exaggerated description or statement Examples on page 16
allusion • Definition: • a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature • often indirect or brief references to well-known characters or events • Examples on page 1 and 18
Monday 4/15 • Take out your book, your green guide, and a pen or a pencil—everything else should be put away under your desk • Journal #2 • 10-12 Discussion • HW: read chapters 13-14 and finish the worksheet • **You should be filling in your guide as you read—if you haven’t been writing in Holden-isms, lit term examples, or looking up vocabulary words START DOING SO NOW!!!!
Journal #2: Phoebe • Talk about the way Holden describes Phoebe in a well-written paragraph (5-6 sentences). Consider the following: • How does his description of Phoebe compare to his description of Allie? D.B.? • What kind of an older brother talks about his “kid sister” that way? • How does Holden seem to feel about children in general? • What might this tell us about Holden? • Please have your green packet out as you are writing your journal. I will come around for an extra credit check—it pays to keep up!
How does Holden’s description of Phoebe relate to our essential question below: • Describe your vision of a person’s state of innocence.
10-12 discussion • When I say “go,” you will all move your desks and things into 2 concentric circles: • If you are sitting in the middle of the room you will form a circle that faces the walls of the classroom • If you are sitting closest to a wall, you will form a circle that faces the middle of the room Please make sure you put all of your things underneath your chairs so that no one trips when we move!
#1 • Holden “doesn’t hold it against” the waiter. What does this say about his maturity?
#2 • After she gets offended, he immediately starts comparing her to Phoebe. What is going on in Holden’s mind at this point?
#3 • How do they feel above him? How does he feel above them? What does Holden value that they don’t? Why does it upset him that they leave because they’re going to Radio City in the morning?
#4 • Overall, how would Holden categorize their relationship and his feelings towards Jane? Did he feel “sexy” around her or was it something else?
#5 • Knowing what you now know about Holden’s personality and his background, how might the ducks relate to Holden’s life?
#6 • How is Ernie’s similar than the Lavender Room? Different?
#7 • Do you think he recognize that he has some qualities of a phony?
Tuesday 4/16 • Finish 10-12 discussion (10 minutes) • Give back quiz and discuss • Discuss 13 and 14 for (25-30 minutes) • Last 10-15 minutes do labels and adjectives—finish for homework and turn in tomorrow • HW: READ chapters 15 and 16—don’t just read the SparkNotes summaries!!!
Tuesday 4/16 • Please take out your books, green packet, homework from yesterday, and a pen or pencil and put everything else away underneath your desks • Finish up 10-12 discussion • Pass back quizzes • 13 and 14 discussion • Holden’s Character activity • HW: finish worksheet and READ chapters 15 and 16—don’t just read the SparkNotes summaries!!!
The holden and jane saga continues… • What type of relationship did they have—was it a friendship or something more? How do you know? • What happened that “one afternoon”? • Why was Jane crying?
ambiguity • Definition: • any wording, action, or symbol that can be read in divergent ways • intentional ambiguity in literature can be a powerful device, leaving something undetermined in order to open up multiple possible meanings
The ducks… • Small talk or something more? • How do you know?
Ernie’s piano bar • What’s it like? Different or similar to the Lavender Room? • Who comes up to talk to him while he’s there?
quizzes Common mistakes: #1 asked you where Holden is WRITING the book, not where it takes place #6 needed to use examples to get full points #7 couldn’t just say they used to know each other or were friends—had to EXPLAIN #10 had to tell me WHY the fight began—Holden didn’t start calling him a moron out of the blue Keep in mind that I may have given you extra credit for a definition that you made up based on previous knowledge—take the time to look up the real definition for your guide