The Catcher in the Rye Summary (chapters 1-7)

Performance Indicators:


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.
B. Interpret the implications of setting and circumstance.
C. Analyze the role of characters in the plot in oral and written responses.
D. Analyze important quotations from the text in oral and written responses.
E. Annotate the text.

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
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.

The following captions may help you to organize your journal summaries for the novel.  You should describe what you recall about each of the events, characters, locations, etc… listed.  Remember that you can use your journals on quizzes and the novel exam.

Chapters 1-7

D.B. the writer
Life at Pencey:
Goodbye Mr. Spencer
Ossenburger Hall
Jane Gallagher
The hunting hat
Stradlater’s Essay
Allie and the baseball glove