A visually engaging pre-reading PREZI presentation for introducing background, characters, symbols, and themes in Suzanne Collins' THE HUNGER GAMES, right on time to read the book with your students before the movie comes out at the end of March.
If you haven't used PREZI before, it's a web-based presentation software that allows you to created zooming productions. Instead of clicking from slide to slide like in PowerPoint, PREZI uses one large canvas and then you zoom in on individual photos, videos, or pieces of information.
In this PREZI lesson plan, students will be introduced to the following aspects of THE HUNGER GAMES:
Imagine a World - a few teasers to get students excited about the story
Background - back-story about the setting, time period, as well as the history of Panem and the Games
Author Inspiration - three separate YouTube-linked videos in which the author explains how she came up with the story
Characters - a brief description of a few main characters
Symbols - four key symbols students should pay attention to in the novel
Themes - seven key themes to watch for, with several discussion questions for each theme
Critical Acclaim - three snippets from published praises for THE HUNGER GAMES
This download will come with the PREZI presentation, a two-page study guide for students to fill out during the presentation, and a two-page teacher's guide complete with tech help for running the PREZI.
Note that PREZI requires an updated FLASH PLAYER to run. Although almost all of my customers have no problems running the PREZI file, a few (a couple out of every thousand or so) may have compatibility issues. To make sure you won't have compatibility glitches, just download one of my FREE PREZI lesson plans. If they work, this one will work too. Here are the links:
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Happy Hunger Games!
Created by Arik Durfee