Catching Fire: Discovering Literature Series - Challenging Level

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The Discovering Literature Series is a teaching guide that was designed to help students develop an appreciation for literature, to improve reading comprehension, and to introduce students to the techniques of literary criticism that reflect our best understanding of how to make meaning from text. Each guide in the series features an award-winning novel and uses a focus on strategic reading in its introduction of a wide range of critical reading skills and literature elements, as well as opportunities for writing in a variety of genres.

Each literature teaching guide for the Hunger Games trilogy is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes strategic reading lessons that focus on both the individual volume and the series. There are over 50 separate strategies in the series for deeper understanding and meaning.

In addition to lessons that focus on the standard elements of literature (plot, characterization, setting and mood, theme, diction, style, and narration), students are provided with the Choice Analysis Tool to help them gain a deep understanding of motivation in a complex and terrorized society. They are also offered the opportunity to use historical documents (e.g., the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence) as well as other works of literature and poetry to contextualize the trilogy. Each book also includes Writer’s Forums that guide students in writing while using the books in the series as a backdrop. A vocabulary feature in the final volume provides word study ideas for the entire series.

This 112-page teaching guide includes an answer key.



Table of Contents

The Elements in this Literature Guide

Teaching with Digital Editions

Introducing the Literature

Bibliography

Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games Movies

Common Core Correlation

Strategy 1: Beginning the Second Book in a Trilogy

PART I “The Spark”

Chapter 1:  Back in District 12

• Strategy 2: Understanding the Series Reading Process 

• Strategy 3: Charting Character Development

Chapter 2:  A Visit from the President 

• Strategy 4: Plot—Analyzing the Use of Flashback, Recap, and Foreshadowing

• Strategy 5: Analyzing Choices 

• Strategy 6: Analyzing Control of the Setting 

• Writer’s Forum 1: Translating Fiction into Drama

Chapter 3:  The Victory Tour Begins 

• Strategy 7: Challenging the Status Quo

Chapter 4:  Choosing Friendship; Arrival in District 11 

• Strategy 8: Predicting and Recognizing Other’s Perceptions 

• Writer’s Forum 2: Comparing/Contrasting Books in a Series

Chapter 5:  Peeta Proposes; President Snow Is Not Satisfied 

• Strategy 9: Analyzing Assumptions 

• Strategy 10: Identifying Figures of Speech

Chapter 6:  The President’s Party; Uprising in District 8 

• Strategy 11: Understanding How Symbols and Motifs Are Developed 

• Writer’s Forum 3: Writing a Short Research Report

Chapter 7:  Meeting Gale at the Lake to Plan an Escape 

• Strategy 12: Understanding Complex Motivations

Chapter 8:  The Whipping 

• Writer’s Form 4: Writing Up an Investigation

Chapter 9:  Katniss Plans an Uprising; Second Trip to the Lake 

• Strategy 13: Understanding Parallels and Repetition

TEST: Chapters 1–9

PART II “The Quell”

Chapter 10:  Bonnie and Twill 

• Strategy 14: Understanding Shockers

Chapter 11:  The Electrified Fence; The Family Book

Chapter 12:  The Prep Team Arrives: The Quarter Quell Card 

• Strategy 15: Interpreting Intentional Contradictions 

• Strategy 16: Considering Possible Consistency Issues

Chapter 13:  Katniss and Haymitch Make a Deal; Training; Reaping

Chapter 14:  Other Victors; How Haymitch Won the Quell 

• Writer’s Forum 5: Writing a Letter of Farewell

Chapter 15:  Meeting Victors and Chariot Ride; the New Avox

Chapter 16:  Making Allies/Friends; Time with the Gamemakers

• Strategy 17: Identifying Tropes—Chekhov’s Gun

Chapter 17:  The Tributes Take Charge of the Interviews

Chapter 18:  The Mockingjay Dress; Pregnancy; Attack on Cinna

TEST: Chapters 10–18

PART III “The Enemy”

Chapter 19:  Unexpected Alliance; Peeta Electrocuted

Chapter 20:  Search for Water; Tree Rat and Spile; Tolling Bells

Chapter 21:  Fog and Monkeys; Death of Mags

Chapter 22:  Johanna Joins Alliance with Beetee and Wiress

Chapter 23:  Figuring Out the Clock; Spinning Island

Chapter 24:  Jabberjay Attack; Peeta’s Locket 

• Strategy 18: Assessing Various Types of Persuasion

Chapter 25:  Beetee’s Plan • Writer’s Forum 6: Writing Instructions or Directions

Chapter 26:  Johanna’s Attack; Katniss Completes Beetee’s Plan

Chapter 27:  Rescue of the Tributes; the Rebellion Begins 81 

• Strategy 19: Understanding Logical Fallacies and Narrative

Misdirection 83 

• Strategy 20: Identifying Themes in a Series 85 

• Writer’s Forum 7: Comparing Two Treatments

TEST: Chapters 19–27

THEME PAGES 

• Odds and Chance 

• Debts and Owing 

• Appearance vs. Reality 

• Competition, Alliance, and Self-Interest 

• Abuse 

• Morality and Virtue

ANSWER PAGES:  Chapter, Strategy, Writer’s Forum, and Test Page Answers in Order, Theme Page Answers

 
 
 

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