October 20

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Ch. 20-23 Quiz
  2. Graded group discussion (excused with excused absence)
    1. Phoebe
    2. The title
    3. Robert Burns’ “Comin’ thro’ the Rye”
    4. James Castle
  3. Watch clip from Salinger documentary

HW:

  1. Read Ch. 24-26 of Catcher
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October 18

DUE: Humans of Liberty (Turnitin.com)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Ch. 16-19 Quiz
  2. Discuss important lines
  3. Theme notes: write a list of topics and themes for so far in the story.  You get to use these notes during the Catcher test at the end of the book.
  4. Annotate the museum passage and the running away passage (Ch. 16 and 17 Passages — Museum and Running Away)
    1. collected in class

HW:

  1. Read Ch. 20-23

October 16

DUE: “Fake Plastic Trees” Annotation (3rd only)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Ch. 11-15 Quiz
  2. Discussion
  3. Listen to “The Logical Song” — annotate, discuss and collect (3rd only)
  4. Watch clip from Salinger about war

HW:

  1. Read Ch. 16-19
  2. Humans of Liberty — Use one of the templates (below) and submit yours to Turnitin.com before next class.

October 12

DUE: Narrative Essay–Final Draft (yesterday)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Recap the Humans of Liberty assignment — Due next Wednesday (see template below, or on Humans of Liberty tab at top of page)
  2. Ch. 6-10 Quiz
  3. Watch clip from Salinger
  4. Listen to Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”
    1. Annotate lyrics: left side we analyzed the song (including the theme); right side we analyzed how the song connects to Catcher in the Rye
  5. Reread page 69 and discuss Holden’s contradiction

HW:

  1. Read Ch. 11-15
  2. Humans of Liberty: our first photo essay is due to Turnitin.com by class on Wednesday.  Remember you need to pick a person, photograph and interview the person, and then write the caption that shares his / her story or perspective in regards to rebellion.  Use one of the two templates below:
    1. Horizontal Template — Use this if your photo is wide
    2. Vertical Template — Use this if your photo is tall

October 9

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Ch. 1-5 Quiz
  2. Salinger documentary
    1. Opening
    2. Nutty fan
  3. Discuss Holden’s complexities
  4. Read Ch. 6 aloud (time permitting)

HW:

DUE WEDNESDAY: Final draft of the Narrative Essay.  Bring a hard copy with the rubric attached to class.  Submit to Turnitin.com (see tab above for Class ID).

BY THURSDAY: Read Ch. 6-10

October 5

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Slam warm-up: “Boys Don’t Cry”
  2. Introduce The Catcher in the Rye
    1. Controversy
    2. Setting (we watched the opening 10 minutes from Dead Poets Society)
    3. Check out book
  3. Read first two chapters

HW:

  1. Read through Chapter 5.  That means you can stop when you finish Chapter 5.  We’ll take a quiz on Chapters 1-5 next class.

October 3

DUE: Rough Draft


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Watch “Touchscreen” by Marshall Jones
    1. Discuss poem and most interesting lyrics
  2. Read sample essay about a camping trip
    1. discuss feedback and potential revisions
  3. Time for feedback and revision in class.  If you want teacher feedback, come by at the following times:
    1. Wednesday at 9:15
    2. Friday from 3-4
    3. Monday from 3-4 (in the commons)
  4. Introduce Humans of Liberty — We touched on this, but you need to read the instructions by next class.

HW:

  1. Nothing due next class, but make sure you have read the instructions for the Humans of Liberty project.  I will answer any questions next class.