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The Hunger Games Book Discussion: Flexible Schedule

In this 6-week course, students will read and discuss Hunger Games, the first book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy. #academic
Janelle Fila
892 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$8 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 6 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Week 1 Chapters 1-4
Week 2 Chapters 5-9
Week 3 Chapters 10-13
Week 4 Chapters 14-18
Week 5 Chapters 19-22
Week 6 Chapters 23-27
I have a Master's Degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching on Outschool for multiple years. I have had the good fortune of talking about The Hunger Games series (books and movies) in the classroom many times! It is also one of the first book series that my reluctant reader son read on his own with limited prompting from me. Because of that, this series will always have a special place in my heart! I want to share that love and passion for Katniss to all readers. Her world is such an immersive world that, unfortunately, has many similarities to our own. This book particularly leads to good discussion about rule following, bravery, friendship, loyalty, love and betrayal. It also gives great insight into political leaders and the impact their political systems have on the people under their control. 
Students will read approximately four chapters a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words, an I Spy game, word searches and crossword puzzles to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters. 
The students will need a copy of The Hunger Games to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have while filling out their worksheets or working on their writing assignment.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
From Parents need to know that The Hunger Games is a story about a reality show where 24 teens must kill one another until only one survives. The main Hunger Games series of three books was adapted into four movies starring Jennifer Lawrence. Your kid's readiness for this kind of shocking premise depends on their ability to read for a deeper meaning, and there are many layers here to discuss, including how compassion, humanity, bravery, and strength of character are the seeds of rebellion and hope for oppressed people. The main character, Katniss, begins to realize how important maintaining her own humanity is as she's used as a pawn by the Capitol both in the arena and by a manipulative media machine. Even though many teen characters die -- by spear, rock, arrow, knife, fire, animal stings, poisoning, and more -- there are few truly gory moments. Perhaps the worst is when a boy's face is mauled by animals to the point that Katniss says there is a "hunk of meat where his mouth was." There are stories about the daily hardships and violence experienced by everyone outside the Capitol, including how Katniss' father died in a mining explosion. The other mature content is fairly mild by comparison. One adult is an alcoholic and constantly drinking. Students say this book can be read at age 11, but parents prefer age 13. 


Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
892 total reviews
770 completed classes

About Me

I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and... 
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