The Hunger Games.pngThe Hunger Games begins on the day of the reaping in District 12. Katniss Everdeen, the story's 16-year-old narrator, sets out to meet her friend Gale so they can do some hunting and gathering before the reaping that afternoon. As Katniss makes her way from her home to the Meadow and, finally, to the woods, where people of the district are forbidden to go, we learn about Katniss' life in the impoverished part of her district, the Seam, and her family. She thinks about her sister Prim, who is 4 years younger, and her mother, both of whom have depended upon Katniss for survival ever since Katniss' father died in a mine explosion when she was 11.


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The Hunger Games (Unabridged) Part 1 by Suzanne Collins on Grooveshark

Reading Schedule

Follow this schedule to ensure you will have all reading and blog posts completed by Friday, October 26.
Page #
In Class (9/25)
Preview Ch. 1

Homework (9/25)
Read Ch. 1-2
In Class (9/26)
Ch.1-2 Quiz

Homework (9/26
Read Ch. 3-6 by 10/5

In Class (9/28)
Blog Post #1

In Class (10/1)
Blog Post #1

Homework (10/1)
Review Ch. 2-3

In Class (10/3)
Discuss Ch. 2-3

Homework (10/3)
Read Ch. 3-6
In Class (10/4)
Blog Post #2

In Class (10/5)
Ch. 3-6 Quiz

Homework (10/5)
Read Ch. 7-9
In Class (10/8)
Ch. 7-9 Quiz
Discuss Ch. 7-9
Blog Post #3

Homework (10/8)
Read Ch. 10-12
In Class (10/9)
Blog Post #4
Discuss Ch. 10-12

Homework (10/9)
Begin Ch. 13-15
In Class (10/10)
Ch. 10-12 Quiz

Homework (10/10)
Finish Ch. 13-15
In Class (10/11)
Blog Post #5
Ch. 13-15 Quiz
Discuss Ch. 13-15

Homework (10/11)
Read Ch. 16-18
In Class (10/15)
Ch. 16-18 Quiz
Discuss Ch. 16-18

Homework (10/15)
Read Ch. 19-21
In Class (10/16)
Blog Post #6

In Class (10/17)
Ch. 19-21 Quiz
Discuss Ch. 19-21
Blog Post #7

Homework (10/17)
Read Ch. 22-24
In Class (10/22)
Ch. 22-24 Quiz
Discuss Ch. 22-24
Blog Post #8

Homework (10/22)
Read Ch. 25-27
In Class (10/24)
Ch. 25-27 Quiz
Discuss Ch. 25-27

In Class (10/26)

Please make annotations during your reading. Use sticky notes to make these annotations. Please note the page number on the sticky note, in case it falls out. Try to make three (3) annotations for each chapter.

The main purpose of annotating a book is to keep track of your thinking. While reading, you need to focus on making connections to the text, visualizing what is happening, determining the most important parts, and asking yourself questions. The following are ideas for creating sticky notes - it is not necessary to use them all; you may also write something not on this list.
  • Why … That reminds me of …
  • I'm confused by … I predict …
  • This is really important because …
  • I think this means …
  • Wow …


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