Hunger Games Teaching Resources
What is fluency?
Discussion Guide for The Hunger Games
Build understanding of the storyline and spark debate with this synopsis and 14 plot-related questions.

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Conducting Read Aloud
Discussion Points
Use The Hunger Games booktalk to initiate discussion on relevant issues such as ritual, war, and survival.
Implementing Assisted Reading
Look Inside The Hunger Games
Preview the first installment of the trilogy by downloading a PDF of the first chapter for class handouts.
Performance  Reading
Booktalk Video
Show the video version of The Hunger Games booktalk in your class to motivate listeners and augment your booktalk text. Listen to the audio of author Suzanne Collins reading from Chapter 11 of The Hunger Games.
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Fluency Strategies in Action
Discussion Guide for Catching Fire
Eighteen questions to get students thinking critically are preceded by a quick recap of the plot.
Showcasing Fluency
Discussion Points
A highlight of the second book helps open dialogue on cooperation and teamwork, grief and loss, and understanding self.
Getting Parents Involved
Look Inside Catching Fire
Read aloud the first chapter of Catching Fire while students follow along with copies of the PDF for Chapter One.
Assessing Reading and Reading Fluency
Booktalk Video
Engage students with the video version of this succinct summary of the second book in the trilogy. Hear the author read from Chapter Two.
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Discussion Guide for Mockingjay
Get a summary and 23 thought-provoking questions for the final book in the series. Access study materials for class work comparing the books, making literary and historical connections, and more.
Tips on Choosing Audiobooks
Chapter One Video
Students become aware of the author's personal interpretation of characters as she reads her own work.
Setting the Stage for Readers Theater
Look Inside Mockingjay
The third book ties plot elements together and gives resolution to character relationships. Download the PDF for Chapter One.
Preparing for Read Aloud
The Hunger Games Reader
Capitalize on student interest in this compelling trilogy to keep them reading with a list of similar books in the genre.
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Suzanne Collins
Author Suzanne Collins describes her writing process, the Greek myth that influenced The Hunger Games, and adapting the books for film in this downloadable interview transcript. She also shares a list of her favorite novels!
Tips on Choosing Audiobooks
Video Interview
Learn about the backstories of the bestselling trilogy's characters and plot as described by the author herself.
Setting the Stage for Readers Theater
Q and A
In this interview with Scholastic, Suzanne Collins discusses the success of the Hunger Games trilogy, the influence of media on children, and her love of reading and writing.
Preparing for Read Aloud
Author Bio
Facts and figures about Suzanne Collins and the three books that make up The Hunger Games trilogy.
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