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Social Media and The Hunger Games

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If your students are anything like mine, they know more about social media than you do.  Or maybe I’m the only neophyte left.  In any case, despite my ignorance, I’ve had wonderful success using elements of social media technology in my class, especially with The Hunger Games movies and other games as well, since as […]

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Teaching Characterization in The Hunger Games

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Teaching Characterization in The Hunger Games Here are some notes and a task you can use when teaching characterization in The Hunger Games: Notes Characterization is the method through which an author reveals and develops the personalities of characters within a text. There are two categories (direct and indirect) and three types of characterization: 1. […]

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Teaching Conflict in The Hunger Games

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Teaching Conflict in The Hunger Games As one might guess, a book about teens forced to fight to the death on a nationally televised broadcast in an oppressive dystopia provides ample opportunity to teach conflict. Just about every character has both internal and external conflicts, and your students will want to talk about them, which […]

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Hunger Games Paragraph Topics

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Paragraph Topics for The Hunger Games The following eight questions are perfect for paragraph writing prompts. 1. How is Panem an “oppressive” country? 2. Compare the exploitation committed by the Capitol against the Districts to an example of exploitation in our history or in the world today. 3. Why do think Haymitch drinks so much? […]

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Hunger Games Discussion Questions

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Chapter 1 Would you like to live in District 12?  Explain How is Panem an “oppressive” country? Do you think there are places like Panem on earth today? Chapter 2 Do you think Katniss’ anger towards her mother is justified? How might Katniss’ only previous encounter with Peeta affect her during the games? Chapter 3 […]

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Hunger Games Chapter Questions

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Chapter Questions for The Hunger Games Students are to answer these comprehension questions as they read the first five chapters of The Hunger Games. Chapter One Why does Buttercup hate Katniss? Why is District 12 surrounded by fences? How is Katniss’ mother different from other residents of the Seam? Why don’t Gale and Katniss run […]

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Teaching Theme in The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games is a great novel to use when teaching theme. Because they are interested and invested in the story and its conflicts, students enjoy analyzing and discussing the novel’s messages bigger questions. I like to begin with a list of topics from The Hunger Games.  We make a master list on the board […]

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