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Teaching 'The Hunger Games'

Discussion in 'Book club' started by scottpdn06@aol.com, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Hi - I'm looking for new texts to teach Yr9 and feel that Hunger Games would be a perfect fit. Has anyone taught this to Yr9? How did it go?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. Great read, but wouldn't do it with capable readers as there is little "literary technique" to explore and won't stretch them in terms of language, structure and form. With a group of reluctant readers it would be good as they will enjoy it. I struggled to come up with stretching activities with an able group, though they loved it. I would recommend Susan Hill's The Woman in Black for able readers needing a challenge or Clay by David Almond, which is really a modern gothic novel packed with imagery and nuance, rich in opportunities to explore spoken language and its representation in literature.
     

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