This playlist contains 34 videos that provide a chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. These videos will help students support their own analysis of the text by citing strong and thorough textual evidence for the explicit and inferred meaning of the text. These videos will also aid in students being able to determine a theme or central idea of the text by providing an objective summary of the text. Students will be able to analyze the complex characters and how they interact with other characters and advance the plot or aid the overall theme or themes. The contents of this video study guide will help students understand the meaning of words and phrases from the book and how they contribute to the meaning or tone of the passage. Students will also gain an understanding of how the author’s choices create effects like mystery or tension. Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below.
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Common Core State Standards The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
- Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
- Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.