Week Beginning 26-9-12


After a long weekend we have a lot to catch up with. So let’s get on with it.

Wednesday 26th

I will collect the last of your discursive essays today. You’ve had a good week to finalise your drafts. I promise to have them marked within a week. This week we will need to batter on with ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. You should be at Chapter 14. So chapter 15 today. We will return to the ducks and why they are so important to Holden. I think if we can understand that then it will give us a real insight into Holden’s problem.

Hopefully you will begin to see that the Ducks are not as daft as they seem. Read over notes tonight.

What makes the ducks so interesting to Holden?

Thursday 27th

Chapter 16 of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. The ducks are another example of symbolism. Remember why the hat was important. Today we’ll look more closely at why they are linked.

I also want to write the next section of our sample essay. All about Holden’s attitude and the opening sentence of the novel. Read the first chapter again to remind yourself what happened.

How does the opening sentence of the novel reflect Holden’s character?

Friday 28th

Chapter 17 of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. I know this week is a bit repetitive but we are trying to catch up after the holiday weekend. Final work on The Ducks and finishing off the Critical Essay. You will have loads to work on. I now should have a Discursive essay from everyone and you will have one model Critical Essay. I want you to now go away and work on that Critical Essay. Look at the structure and the way it is put together. You will be assessed on Critical Essay on Wednesday 10th October.

You also have the first Close Reading NAB on October 9th. So that will be a big week.


Close Reading NAB October 9th

Critical Essay Assessment October 10th