Shooting the Bull: Holden's Slang and Our Slang
Kind of Activity:
To understand the slang used in the novel and allow students to better relate to it
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4
Begin by asking students what slang is common in their social circles, or what slang they hear in their daily lives. Make a list (on a SMART board if one is available) of the most common slang terms that come up. Then ask students to identify some slang words and phrases from the text that stuck out to them for whatever reason--whether they were confused, entertained, or intrigued by them. List these...
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