Celebrate The Hunger Games Movie DVD/BluRay Release With Freebies and a Giveaway


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Tonight at midnight "The Hunger Games" movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD. What I am most excited about is the extra features. Well, I am excited for the movie, of course. But the special features are sure to give teachers additional insight and a glimpse into the world of Panem. My friends in the fandom were able to take a sneak peek before everyone else, so you can read reviews on The Hunger Games Fireside Chat, Welcome to District 12, Victor’s Village, The Hob, HG Movie Site, Mockingjay.net, and Down with the Capitol.

The Hunger Games Novel Vs. Movie
I firmly believe in waiting to show the movie until after students have read the book and taken a final exam (if you plan to give them one). There are always differences between the movie and novel, so it will alleviate any confusion when they take the test. Also, it prevents students from using the movie in place of reading the novel.

To celebrate the release of the movie, I will be giving away a copy of The Hunger Games Book vs. Movie pack and a copy of The Hunger Games on DVD. Using my Hunger Games Book vs. Movie pack will give you plenty of engaging lessons to use with the movie. In addition, I will update it to include handouts for the extra features after I view them. To enter the giveaway, scroll down and fill out the online form from RaffleCopter.

I thought I would enlist the help of my fellow teacher-friends to offer you links to loads of Hunger Games freebies! We know how much teachers love freebies (because we love them ourselves!).

So check out all these great lessons that will make teaching The Hunger Games an even better experience:

From my store:

From Secondary Solutions:
The Hunger Games Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities

From Wise Guys:
The Hunger Games iPod Touch Reading Activity

From Arik Dufee:
The Ideal Hunger Games Movie - Group Activity

From Ruth S.:
100 Points Book Report

From Madame Aiello:
Hunger Games Tribute Comparison 
From Poetgrl78:
The Hunger Games Prediction Chart

From Rachel Lynette:
The Hunger Games Would You Rather Questions

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  1. I've all ready used it in class haha well the book.

  2. I'll use the movie after reading the book to teach reading comprehension, vocab, note taking skills, etc.

  3. I have been looking for ways to incorporate the book into our curriculum! Thanks for the the help with this!

    1. My pleasure, Brittany! Thanks for entering and good luck!

  4. I am a 6th grade teacher and taught both the Hunger Games and Catching Fire novels last school year utilizing both of your novel units! They were awesome-so thorough and full of standards-based lessons. I pinned them last year, so hopefully you had some success in your TPT store with that. We did take a field trip to go see the movie, but I will be excited to have the movie to show right after completing the novel for a compare and contrast, as well as a persuasive letter writing activity asking students to share their thoughts with an incoming 6th grader why they should read the book or see the movie based on their personal thoughts with support from the texts. What an incredible give away!

    1. Thanks for pinning! :) I am sure those last year helped a bunch. Thanks so much & good luck!

  5. I'm a substitute teacher but have a class that I'll be teaching in a couple of weeks. I'd love to do a movie comparison and talk about the different techniques used in the book vs. the movie.

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  7. I'd love to do vocab lessons with the movie.

  8. My class has already read the Hunger Games so I'd love to show the movie and have discussions on the plot and different variations between the movie and book.

  9. I'd use this movie and the book to discuss similarities and differences between the two as well as a persuasive letter activity where students write to sponsors to try and get "sponsored." I'd also use it to have them write their own fictional story as though they are the characters in the story!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  10. I just got the Hunger Games Teaching Unit CD in the Mail today and have spent the last 2 hours LOVING every page! I'm so excited to teach this to my 8th graders this year!!! The movie will be the cherry on top! I think it will help build comprehension and character development as my students seem to have a hard time understanding character's motives.

  11. THIS IS THE BEST idea ever, Tracee! What a great idea, timing a giveaway in with the movie release!!! So cool it worked out that way. I remember having Mockingjay on PREORDER and it seemed to be FOREVER before I finally got it and could sit down to read through it...then I was done, too quickly, just like that! Gosh, I wanted to read a fourth book! LOVED the series!The Hunger Games was our summer reading book last year, so I totally LOVED the resources you have to offer and am just before purchasing your CD, Tracee!!! I'm stashing my piggy bank (jk) for lots of goodies that I've wanted to purchase for a while and have just tried to wait a bit. Thanks for putting this together and I've done everything above including pinning and +1 but it said I'd have to try those 2 tomorrow. Guess I'll swing by to see if it will work. SO TOTALLY entering every chance I can! :)
    Thanks Sweets!!!
    Ann Marie
    Innovative Connections

    1. Ooops, forgot the response I was supposed to provide. :) We switched summer reading to Catching Fire, so I would LOVE LOVE to compare movie to Hunger Games Book and then to Book #2. This would also allow get my 8th graders to ponder the events for/and anticipate the next movie...comparing/contrasting, character analysis, plots, etc. etc. etc....oh, so much I am going to do!

    2. :D Awesome!! I do have it set where you can come back each day and tweet & pin it more than once...I think, anyway. I know tweeting you can multiple. This is my first Rafflecopter giveaway, so we'll see!! Thanks for entering!

  12. I'll use this to explore how the movie translates from page to 'stage' taking into account directorial choices from Collins' language choices.

  13. I would use the movie to help my student master how to compare/contrast different types of media to tell the same story.

  14. I would use the movie to compare the book to movie verision

  15. We read the books and saw the movie.. we are now going to make a lapbook comparing them ..

  16. Actually I teach younger kids, however, my school is both an elementary and high school together. I have a friend/colleague who teaches grade 11 and I know how much she would want to use something like this. So, basically I would pass it on to her:)

  17. I will use it with my reading groups for comparing and contrasting.

  18. I would love to do some compare/contrast when teaching about American Government!

  19. Well you know I'd be doing some comparing & contrasting as well (hence the freebie above & the other product I developed and used in my French classes last year). I'm planning to watch more movies that are dubbed in French with the French subtitles on, and perhaps do a summarizing lesson this way (since the speech printed on the screen is always briefer than the actual spoken words). And I don't know what other fun things I'd come up with, but I can't wait to try!

    Tammy @ Teaching FSL

  20. Seeing all your amazing lessons for this makes me what to teach older children, just so we can read this book! :) But then I snap out of it! :)
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