Pop Culture Wiktionary
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to collectively generate a research-based "wiktionary" to explain the novel's many popular culture references
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6
Throughout the novel, pop-culture references suffuse Cath’s thoughts and her conversations with the other characters. These references to books, movies, TV shows, celebrities, and consumer products most often occur without explanation. They are important in setting...
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