The Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger Study Help Practice Projects

1. You are an investigative reporter for the New York Times, assigned to look into charges of impropriety at prestigious area prep schools. Choose three characters from the novel and write an interview with them, including your questions as well as their responses. Have friends read the parts of the prep school characters and record your interview on video or audio tape.

2. Choose a scene from the novel and dramatize it for the rest of your class. The production will require putting the scene in play form (freely adapting according to inspiration), assigning roles, directing, and staging the production. Follow the performance with a discussion of the novel's themes.

3. Create a Web site to introduce The Catcher in the Rye to other readers. Design pages to intrigue and inform your audience, and invite other readers to post their thoughts and responses to their reading of the novel.

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