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This comprehensive unit introduces students to the concept of dystopian literature and its qualities through the reading of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games.
Included in this unit are:
• One pacing calendar
• 1 anticipation guide with polling cards
• 6 text-based vocabulary lists with Frayer model vocab sheets
• 1 on-going chapter summary portfolio assignment
• 9 chunked chapter extension stations
• 9 chunked chapter quizzes with answer keys
• 1 cumulative test with answer key
After an introductory day of covering "The Lottery" and evaluating the role of tradition in society, students delve into the post apocalyptic world of Panem and begin analyzing the implications of societies like those found in The Hunger Games.
Weekly text-based Frayer vocabulary assignments give students the chance to break down the parts and meanings of words and become familiar with terms/words that may otherwise be unfamiliar to them.
Each extension packet chunks three chapters of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games and is broken into 5 or 6 stations. Some stations reference ancillary informational texts--any article on the given subject can be used with these stations, providing an opportunity to differentiate instruction according to reading levels.
Specifically, Ch. 10-12 uses an article on dehydration; Ch. 13-15 uses an article on the dangers of smoke inhalation; Ch. 16-18 references a blog post ("10 Reasons I'm Grateful I Grew Up Poor and Different" by Thai Nguyen); Ch. 19-21 uses one article on sepsis and one article on head wounds.
Students can be grouped and with each group being assigned one station to become "experts" in, providing opportunities for in-class presentations of material covered in each station. Alternatively, students can rotate through the stations after a given time period at each one, depending on your class size, discipline, and teaching needs and goals. The ultimate goal of these extensions is to have students collaborate with each other in small learning teams to construct their own knowledge and interpretation of the text, giving you (the teacher) opportunities to consult each team and guide understanding.
The included reading comprehension quizzes have answer keys provided and serve simply to check if students understood what they read at home or in class.
Finally, the cumulative test also includes an answer key and covers both details from the book and broader thematic concepts.
I hope you and your students enjoy this unit!