This resource on the Hunger Games includes a variety of “children” or parts to supplement the reading and understanding of the popular series of post apocalyptic, dystopian future novels. The first “child” of the resource asks students to compare the diets of the district citizens with the Capitol citizens and draw conclusions about each. While these worksheets are specific to the texts, the general theme of World Hunger can be discussed and the connection can be examined. The second “child” offers a blog on the Hunger Games and Urban Education. Links to engage the educator are provided for deeper understanding and extension. Another link is provided to the Scholastic website and their interactive computer game on the Hunger Games, simulating the role of tribute in the games. The last “child” is a lesson plan on prewriting, with the guiding question being, “How can ideas be created, articulated, and organized in order to prepare for a paper draft?” While the topic for this pre-write is Hunger Games, the lesson will be usable for any text. A rubric is included for this resource as well.
April 29, 2013
The lesson is very interactive and allows students to utilize different resources. Each student having access to a computer is key and because of it, it allows students to benefit…
This lesson uses Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games for teaching methods of prewriting. Students choose both a theme from the novel to write about and what method they prefer for prewriting. After they generate ideas for a draft, they will present their ideas by creating either a concept map or an outline.