The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Book Club

Ms. Tracey
Rising Star
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(237)
Explore the complex origins of a dystopian world through 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' in this thought-provoking literature class.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 8
This class is taught in English.

1.Analysis of Literary Elements: 
Enhances comprehension skills by dissecting the components of the story, aiding in the understanding of plot structures, character complexities, and symbolism commonly taught in ELA curriculum.

2.Critical Thinking Development: 
Encourages students to think critically about themes, character motivations, and the author's craft, fostering analytical skills essential for interpreting and evaluating texts in ELA classes.

3.Visualization and Descriptive Skills: 
Supports the development of descriptive writing and visualization abilities, an important aspect of ELA, by comparing mental imagery formed from the text with the author's descriptions.

4.Expressive Writing and Reflection: 
Promotes expressive writing skills, a fundamental part of ELA, by encouraging students to articulate personal responses, opinions, and reflections on themes and scenes from the book.

5.Character Analysis and Narrative Understanding: 
Facilitates the comprehension of character development, an integral part of ELA studies, enabling students to analyze character arcs, motives, and significance within the narrative.

6.Symbolism and Thematic Analysis: 
Cultivates the ability to identify and interpret symbols and themes, a key component of ELA education, allowing students to explore deeper layers of meaning in literary texts.

7.Creation of Written Responses: 
Strengthens writing skills by tasking students to create original written responses, fostering their ability to articulate ideas, provide textual evidence, and develop coherent and organized thoughts—a crucial aspect of ELA learning.
As an educator holding Bachelor's and Master's degrees in literacy education, I'm thrilled to lead our study of "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes." With my expertise, I aim to create an engaging and personalized learning journey, guiding students through the depths of this captivating novel.
Homework Offered
Reading assignment each week (50-70 pages) and homework as allocated
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners will need a copy of the novel
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This class will use Nearpod, an interactive educational tool which will be accessed via a link provided during the lesson, no login/setup required.

Parental Caution for "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes": This book contains mature themes and references to intense situations, including some instances of death. It explores darker themes surrounding the 10th Hunger Games.  The narrative follows a future dictator's perspective, presenting a more complex and mature tone. Parents are encouraged to review the content to ensure suitability. 
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Meet the teacher

Rising Star
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(237)
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile!

My teaching expertise is in English Language Arts and Literature but I also host some fun escape rooms, we all need a brain break sometimes!

I have 10 years teaching experience, which includes almost... 
Group Class


weekly or $105 for 7 classes
1x per week, 7 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages 13-14
1-6 learners per class

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