Catcher in the Rye, chapters 1-5.
"A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty (AIAL p 690)
November Cotton Flower
The Gods are Here
Juke Box Love Song
Colored Blues Singer
To John Keats, Poet at Spring Time
Write a letter from the headmaster of Pencey School to Holden Caulfield's parents explaining that he will be expelled. Include a report card and notes from teachers.
Write a compare/contrast essay of at least 300 words about Granny Weatherall from "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" and Phoenix Jackson from "A Worn Path." Find at least two points of comparison and two points of contrast. Organize your essay either as AABB or ABAB (Do we all know what this means by now?), with an introduction that gives the reader your "handshake" and a conclusion that takes the reader to a new idea about these two stories.
Please make sure you post in the Google+ community and declare your choice of novella. You don't have to choose one of the four I listed -- you could pick, for example, The Call of the Wild by Jack London. You're going to need to have it read by March 24.
This week in class we'll begin our presentations. Don't leave your Real Literature Project to the last minute! Remember you have to do your project and also write the presentation about it and create the visual aids. You will be filling out peer review worksheets when your peers are presenting.
The quiz covers chapters 1-5 of The Catcher in the Rye.
|J.D. Salinger says, "Don't be a phony."|
2. What tragic mishap kept the fencing team from competing on their trip?
3. Name two things that disgust Holden about his teacher, when he visits him.
4. What does Holden write an essay about, as a favor to his roommate?
5. Why is Holden getting kicked out of Pencey?
6. Name one thing about Holden that you could say is a very positive quality.
7. Who is Jane Gallagher?
8. Why do the boys get steak on Saturday nights?
9. What's one difference between Ackley and Stradlater?
10. What does Holden mean when he says, "That killed me" or "That knocks me out"?
BONUS: Prove that Holden has a negative opinion of himself with three examples from the text. You can just list the quotes.