P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.
A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
P.S. ELA-7 Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a well-reasoned exchange of ideas
A. Attentively listen to the words of a speaker.
You will be assigned into groups in which you will have one of the following themes to discuss according to the appropriated reading. Consider as many examples from the novel as you can generate in order to explain how Holden struggles with your appointed theme.
Holden’ preoccupation with death
Inability to transition
The Loss of innocence
The fifth group is to consider the symbolism developed throughout the novel. Be prepared to respond with your interpretation of the significance of symbolism to each group’s interpretation of their assigned theme.
Symbols: Red Hunting Hat, Suitcases, Fish, Ducks, Lavender Room, Nuns…