Teacher Guide

Franny and Zooey Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to develop a thorough understanding of the elements of Salinger’s life that shaped his worldview and writings.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important themes in Salinger’s writing.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to read Franny and Zooey with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that mark Salinger's style.

  4. 4

    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...

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