J. D. Salinger
Lesson plans for The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger
Biography and related links from the author's Wikipedia page.

J. D. Salinger, the Early Years
This collection includes biographical videos, a background essay, discussion questions, and activities.

Text to Text | The Catcher in the Rye and "The Case for Delayed Adulthood"
Close reading passages from the novel paired with nonfiction texts from the New York Times. Includes printable activity sheets.

The Catcher in the Rye
A thorough unit plan including vocabulary list and activities for each chapter, comprehension questions for each chapter, sample vocabulary quizzes, constructed response questions and samples, and essay topics. This 16-page document requires MS-Word or compatible application for access.

The Catcher in the Rye
Summary, analysis, vocabulary, and related videos from the VLOG brothers.

The Catcher in the Rye
A variety of reading strategies to use with the novel, including an anticipation guide and guided imagery.

The Catcher in the Rye Student Resources
Study guide questions, notes on word usage and Holden as a Christ figure, and related resources.

The Catcher in the Rye Unit Plan
This 30-page document contains a 4-6 week unit plan rich with activities and writing.

Cartoon summary of Salinger's Catcher In the Rye :
Cartoon 1 and Cartoon 2

Language, Voice and Holden Caulfield: The Catcher in the Rye Part 1 (10:52) and Holden, JD, and the Red Cap — The Catcher in the Rye Part 2 (8:21)
Author John Green discusses the novel in a manner designed to engage both students and teachers.

Salinger and the Vocabulary of the Vernacular
Students consider how use of the vernacular was a distinctive element of The Catcher in the Rye and how some of the words and expressions Salinger used have been incorporated into mainstream English, and how others have not. Students will use Visual Thesaurus word maps as a model for creating their own semantic displays to map the meanings of some of Holden Caulfield's words and expressions.

Suggestions for Pairing Contemporary Music and Canonical Literature
A list of songs that were inspired by reading literature. Organized by the last name of the author (e.g. Chinua Achebe, William Butler Yeats), the list includes song title, performer, year of release, and more. The list includes 9 songs inspired by The Catcher in the Rye .

Vocabulary from The Catcher in the Rye
A list of 72 words presented in context. Click on the word for its definition and synonyms.