Lesson: J. D. Salinger’s Secrets Revealed!
II. While Reading Activities
- oeuvre |ˈœvrə|-noun-the works of a painter, composer, or author regarded collectively: the complete oeuvre of Mozart.
- documentary |ˌdäkyəˈmentərē|–noun ( pl. documentaries ) a movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.
- estate tate |iˈstāt|-noun-all the money and property owned by a particular person, esp. at death: in his will, he left his estate to his wife.
- fictional ˈfikSHənl|-adjective of or relating to fiction; invented for the purposes of fiction: fictional texts | a fictional character.
- retooled |rēˈto͞ol|-verb [ with obj. ] adapt or alter (someone or something) to make them more useful or suitable: he likes to retool the old stories to make them relevant for today’s kids
- assiduously |əˈsijəwəs|-adjective showing great care and perseverance: she was assiduous in pointing out every feature.
- skeptical |ˈskeptikəl|(Brit. sceptical )-adjectivenot easily convinced; having doubts or reservations: the public were deeply skeptical about some of the proposals.
- unconventional |ˌənkənˈvenSHənl|-adjective not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed: his unconventional approach to life.
- culminate |ˈkəlməˌnāt|-verb [ no obj. ] reach a climax or point of highest development: the tensions and disorders which culminated in World War II.
- precedent noun |ˈpresid(ə)nt| -an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances: there are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training | breaking with all precedent.
- F-Mr. Salinger died in 2010.
- NA-Salinger had a happy childhood.
- F-His first wife was German.
- T-Both the documentary and book are titled “Salinger”.
- T-The new books and stories were largely written before Mr. Salinger assigned his output to a trust in 2008.
- F-One collection, is to be called “The Family Glass”.
- NA-Salinger was a known democrat.
- T-Matthew Salinger, is Mr. Salinger’s son.
- NA-Matthew Salinger has 3 children.
- T-J. D. Salinger confined his intimate dealings to a small circle of seven or eight people.
- J. D. Salinger may not be done publishing after all, according to claims in a new film and book set for release next week.
- The new books and stories were largely written before Mr. Salinger assigned his output to a trust in 2008, and would greatly expand the Salinger legacy.
- One collection, to be called “The Family Glass,” would add five new stories to an assembly of previously published stories.
- For decades, those in touch with Mr. Salinger have said that he had continued to write assiduously, though he stopped publishing.
- “He did rely on some anonymous sources, and I’ve talked to him about that,” said Mr. Karp.
IV. Listening Activity
While Listening Activities
- F- J.D. Salinger’s home was in Cornish New Hampshire when he died.
- F- Salinger was 91 years old when he died.
- T- Salinger changed American literature with his book “Catcher in the Rye”.
- NA- Salinger had a wife and 3 kids.
- F- J.D. Salinger was also known as a recluse.
- T- In 1953 salinger moved from New york to live in rural New Hampshire.
- F- Charlie Rose read from “Catcher in the Rye”.
- T- J.D. Salinger also wrote the book “The Glass Family Stories”.
- T- J.D. Salinger was a soldier.
- F- Salinger stopped writing publicly when he was 65 years old.
- T- Gopnick read a description of Mrs. Glass
- T-Gopnick stated that Salinger’s writing tended to be spiritual.
- T- One critic stated that Salinger fell in love too deeply with his own characters.
- F-Gopnick never met J.D. Salinger.