‘Tips and Ideas’ Posts

 

What If My Students Have Already Read The Hunger Games

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Yesterday I wrote a post about why I love teaching The Hunger Games and mentioned that one of the new challenges with this text is that many students have already read it – with the number of reluctant readers we have these days, this is truly a welcome problem.  If you have a class in […]

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Why I Love Teaching The Hunger Games

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I love teaching The Hunger Games.  In fact, I think I would even go so far as to say it is my second favorite unit to teach (Romeo and Juliet is still the most fun).  What makes teaching The Hunger Games so much fun?  For starters, and this is probably the most important factor, the […]

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Ideas for Teaching The Hunger Games

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Pre-reading Discuss reality television shows, how they can be exploitive, and what they say about the participants and the viewers. Learn about wilderness survival with an internet scavenger hunt. Research dictatorships and oppressive regimes around the world. Look at other examples of post-apocalyptic film and literature. Setting Students draw and label a detailed map of […]

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