Congratulations to Karen K., who won my Hunger Games Trilogy Teaching Unit 3-pack with bookmarks & pencils!
And thank you ALL who entered The Organized Classroom Blog Giveaway! This just shows that Suzanne Collins has created a very powerful novel series with numerous teaching opportunities.And a big thanks to Charity Preston for putting this all together!
If you missed the opportunity to enter the giveaway, or was one of the 294 who did not win, to show my appreciation I'm going to have my Hunger Games Trilogy Writing Prompt activity listed as FREE for 24 hours.
No matter which novel in the series you are teaching, this expository writing compare and contrast prompt will challenge your students to make connections to events and people in real life to Katniss's world. It's an excellent way to connect history with the novels. To focus on the theme of killing people to show one's power, I have my students connect The Hunger Games trilogy with events such as the Holocaust and lynching in America. Because we read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, as well, these two connections in history show students that it was not that long ago in our own history that we allowed this to happen. No, we didn't make the victims compete on reality TV, but many deaths were photographed and used for propaganda purposes.
The download includes the writing prompt, a graphic organizer, and a teacher's guide. It is also aligned with the Common Core Standards, with each standard listed in the teacher's notes.
The Hunger Games Trilogy Writing Prompt activity will be listed free from noon 8/27/11 to noon 8/28/11. It is normally listed for $1.75 on www.teacherspayteachers.com. Please rate the activity if you are happy with the product. Thanks for your support!