Day 2

Franny and Zooey Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The 1950's, Post-World War II Literature, & "Franny and Zooey"

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will examine trends in post-World War II literature and evaluate "Franny and Zooey"'s place in that genre.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3


    Introduce the students to the activity by briefly explaining the context in which the novel was written. The years following World War II were a period in U.S. history of significant economic growth and opportunity in many ways, but were also rife with isolation and conflict for many groups of people. These tensions bubbled...

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