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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Published in , The Catcher in the Rye is a first person narrative and its genre is Bildungsroman: a novel relating to personal development or spiritual bond. The book was written by Jerome David Salinger who was born in a wealthy family and spent his early life being transferred between various preparatory schools. He got admitted into a number of colleges but did not graduate from anyone of them. When he was at Columbia University, he did extremely well in his creative writing class, strengthening his interest in writing that he had since he was an adolescent. The main character thinks everybody who is a grown up is a phony because their actions and guidance are all false.
This is a book report I have used for over the summer reading for 8th grade, but it could be used for any upper grade. Students self-select a book, then they create a plot diagram based off of the book. Then, they find literary terms and evaluate the text. This is an amped up version of my original Middle School Book Report, which you can find in my store.
One assignment has lasted the test of time, uniting generations of students in a common learning exercise: book reports. While many students dread these assignments, book reports can help students learn how to interpret texts and gain a broader understanding of the world around them. Well-written books can open your eyes to new experiences, people, places, and life situations that you may have never thought about before. In turn, a book report is a tool that allows you, the reader, to demonstrate that you have understood all the nuances of the text you just read.