Teacher Guide

Franny and Zooey Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Franny and Zooey contains references to suicide (namely, of the protagonists' oldest brother, Seymour), which may be worth warning students about. In addition, the stories include certain cultural and literary references that may be unfamiliar to students (e.g. Flaubert, Epictetus, etc.), so consider having a reference sheet available to help students contextualize what these references mean.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. For the sake of improving their written expression, of...

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