If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to develop a thorough understanding of the elements of Salinger’s life that shaped his worldview and writings.
Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important themes in Salinger’s writing.
Students will be able to read Franny and Zooey with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that mark Salinger's style.
Students will be able to compare and contrast the different ways that common themes are portrayed in different parts of Franny and Zooey, especially in...