Catcher in the Rye Presentation ProjectI have a project for my final project, this is worth the most marks. We have to make a 10 minute presentation of The Catcher in the Rye based on our thesis or...

Catcher in the Rye Presentation Project

I have a project for my final project, this is worth the most marks. We have to make a 10 minute presentation of The Catcher in the Rye based on our thesis or theme. We are NOT allowed to simply read the essay, instead we need to have the class enjoy the presentation and make it entertaining and also make it fun. Any ideas?

My theme:

Innocence

 

My Thesis:

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Through the use of imagery and symbolism, Holden’s role as a protector of the innocent is revealed

 

Thank you for your time :).

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There are many approaches that can be taken to this topic and presentation.  Obviously, you have or would have written the paper on this thesis and once that is done, you can choose a variety of ways to present it.  The first element is that you have to make sure what is suggested here is concurrent with what your instructor is allowing you to do.  If you read of a suggestion here that you like, check it with the task and your instructor's requirements.  If you wanted to go with a traditional presentation, you could compose a posterboard with some of the images and symbols that you identified in your paper which strongly suggest Holden being the protector of innocence.  Your presentation would be the actual posterboard and talking about what is on it, why it is there, and its significance.  Another idea that is similar to this is called, "Character Backpack," where you "pack" a backpack for Holden of the symbols and images that he would consider to be representative of his protection of innocence.  If you went with this, you could actually "be" Holden and present your backpack, "as him."  You would be speaking in his voice, reflecting his clothes, and mannerisms, and "being" him for ten minutes.  This would be cool if you were able to get into it and pull it off.  Another option would be to compose a CD or a playlist of songs that represent the ideas in your thesis.  You could create your own CD cover and inset for lyrics to songs and explanation behind them.  Finally, if you can use computer technology, creation of a Powerpoint slide show, or an online medium such as a glog (Go to glogster.edu for help), a blog (I would go to blogger.com), or a Prezi (go to prezi.com) could be online forums that can help you display information.  Then you would be able to use your creation in your presentation.

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