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Warm Up: Critical Reading DIRECTIONS ■ Read each sentence, and think about its main idea. Look for key words or phrases that signal contrast, such as but, although, and however. ■ Select the word or set of words that best completes each sentence. ■ Write the letter of your chosen response down in your notebook next to the corresponding number of the sentence.
1 Some people predict that the most stunning achievements in the next few years will be in global communication and commerce, but_____believe advances in the study of the brain will be even greater. A the media D others B natives E veterinarians C athletes 2 Although many law enforcement officials_____that lie detectors are accurate 75 percent of the time, most courts will not_____the use of polygraph evidence. A deny... ComprehendD affirm... allow B predict... modify E sustain... maintain C misconstrue... Necessitate 3 Traditionally, mountain lions_____human beings and were rarely seen; in recent years, however, they have become less_____to approach people. A avoided... reluctant D shunned... eager B attacked... eager E abhorred... determined C tolerated... liable
Chapter One 1. What does Holden mean when he says that his brother D.B. is out in Hollywood ”being a prostitute” (2)? 2. Where is Holden as the story begins? (1) 3. What is Pencey Prep, and why does Holden dislike it? (2) 4. How did Holden let the fencing team down? (3) 5. Why was Holden being kicked out of Pencey Prep? (4) 6. What kind of health does Holden appear to be in? (5)
Chapter Two 1. Who is Mr. Spencer and why does Holden visit him? (8) 2. What does Mr. Spencer do that particularly annoyed Holden? 3. What can you infer about Holden’s character through his note to Mr. Spencer? 4. What does Holden give us as the reason for “leaving” Elkton Hills? (13) 5. What is he wondering about in terms of the ducks? (13) 6. What depresses Holden? Why does he find these things depressing?
Looking at tone in Catcher The textbook definition of tone is the author’s attitude towards a subject. Through Salinger’s descriptions of setting and characters, he conveys the tone of the novel using Holden’s voice as the vehicle.
Analyze Chapters 1 & 2 From your own point of view: Describe Holden’s attitude Analyze the author’s message to readers Tell how the setting affects Holden’s behavior
HOMEWORK Write the last two entries of your four days of freedom journal Read chapter 3 Be prepared for a class discussion (for points!) on Friday