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Transcript of "Teenage Wasteland"
Pre-Reading for J.D. Salinger's
Catcher in the Rye
Day 1 Instructional Plan:
Day 2: Instruction
Pick one of the following to complete!
Do Now: Anticipation Guide (10 min.)
Turn and Talk (5 min.)
Class Discussion (5 min.)
View Video Clip (5 min.)
Brainstorm a time when you felt misunderstood. Pick 3 issues and write them on the board to make a class list (10 min.)
Journal using one topic from the board (20 min.)
Read your favorite sentence (5 min.)
Comment/reflect (5 min.)
Introduce homework (5 min.)
Exit Slip What do you think "Teenage Wasteland" is going to be about based on the title? (5 min.)
Do Now: "Which character did you feel the most sorry for during your reading? Why?" (5 min.)
Turn and talk (2 min.)
Class Share (5 min.)
Jigsaw Graphic Organizer
(10 min.) with group who analyzed the same character.
(10 min.) with mixed groups.
Class T Chart comparing character traits. (7 min.)
Picture comparison of perspectives (10 min.)
Class summary and discussion of parents (10 min.)
Discussion of Cal (10 min.)
Exit Slip "Do you still feel sorry for the same character?" (10 min.)
Use collaboration and comprehension to create an understanding of the text.
Evaluate and critique the characterization, theme and point of view.
Be prepared to discuss why you chose your article, drawing, or song!
We will be making a
"Teenage Wasteland" bulletin board collage!
1. Find a news article that discusses a "Teenage Wasteland" issue. Print the article and bring it to class.
-Ex. dropping out of school, mental illness, teen suicide, runaways.
2. Draw a visual representation of a "Teenage Wasteland"
3. Find a song that you feel best represents your idea of a "Teenage Wasteland." Print out the lyrics for class!
Common Core State Standards:
Understanding Teen Angst
-Evaluate and question their own understanding and experiences in adolescence.
-Use writing to make personal connections to further comprehend theme.
-Use prior knowledge to articulate and predict the short story.
Discovering Identity Unit
How can we use literature to understand ourselves?
- Why do teenagers have similar experiences going through adolescence?
- Why is this a difficult time in your life?
Are Daisy and her husband good parents?
What is the significance of the point of view of the short story?
How can our understanding of the characters help us decide the best way to resolve the issues in the story?
-Articulate an understanding of character development.
-Evaluate their knowledge of the story and to create conflict resolutions.
-Analyze informational texts, other genres, and visual representations to understand theme.
-Apply their knowledge to their own lives.
Day 3: Instruction
Solving "Teenage Wasteland"
Do Now: Write down why you think your homework assignment connects to the story. Discuss your reactions. Prepare to discuss. (7 min.)
Class Reflection: Students will share and present their homework assignment (5 min.)
Instruct skit activity (5 min.)
Create a role play where you present a conversation between Donny and another character, had he returned at the end of the story.
Brainstorm and prepare skit with partner (25 min.)
Present skits (25 min.)
Class Resolution List (10 min.)
Using the most influential ideas from the skits, create a class list to solve "Teenage Wasteland"
Introduce homework and Catcher readings! (3 min.)
Read the first 15 pages of J.D. Salinger's
Catcher in the Rye!
Keep post it notes of connections you find to "Teenage Wasteland"
9th grade Language Arts, 80 min. class
Character Trait Activity Photos
Questions for Class:
Why is the story told from the mom’s point of view?
What do you think of the father?
Do you think they are good parents?
What do good parents do?
Is the mom too involved?
Why did Donny’s parents use Cal’s advice even though they both believed this was not the right way to raise Donny?
Movie clip: "LOL"
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.