Catching Fire Discussion & Activity Guide

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7th - 12th
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Catching Fire Discussion Novel Study Discussion & Activity Guide

**WITH Catching Fire Fact Review Game PowerPoint


The novel study for Suzanne Collins’s novel, Catching Fire, includes a Discussion and Activity Guide, accompanying PowerPoint Presentation, a Literary Log for students, fact review game, and bookmarks. The Discussion and Activity Guide is comprised of questions and prompts for each chapter and offers teaching suggestions, vocabulary, and prompts for students with suggestions for a variety of ways in which students might respond to these prompts: Teacher-Led Discussion, Pair-Share, Write-Pair-Share-Class-Share, and Individual Student Response. Prompts are designed to increase the relevancy of the novel and facilitate critical thinking. Many of the prompts could be used for longer writing pieces or mini-projects.

Students like to talk and this guide engages and encourages discussion. It can be used with the whole class, small groups, individual students, or for teachers who are reading Son aloud to students. An accompanying PowerPoint Presentation facilitates student activities and can be utilized by teachers or students. The Literary Log for students includes all the prompts and activities in both the Discussion and Activity Guide and PowerPoint Presentation. Graphics on both the PowerPoint slides and the Literary Log serve as visual clues; works especially well with students whose first language is not English. The Literary Log for Catching Fire can be used by a whole class as well as small groups of students or individual students reading Catching Fire independently. The fact review game is comprised of knowledge and comprehension questions and prompts. Reproducible bookmarks can be used to discuss bookmark quotes, form groups, or simply keep students’ place in the novel.

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This product includes:

Catching Fire Discussion Guide

• 22 page Catching Fire Discussion Guide: Includes Guidelines for Using the Discussion Guide, PowerPoint Presentation, and Student Literary Log. Includes vocabulary, teaching suggestions, and prompts

• 31 page Student Literary Log that includes all prompts in the Discussion Guide and PowerPoint Presentation

• 100 Slide PowerPoint Prompts Presentation with accompanying Teacher Guide which contains thumbnails of each slide.

• 12 Reproducible Catching Fire Student Bookmarks.

Catching Fire Fact Review Game

• Contains three (3) PowerPoint Files, one for each section of the book.

o Part I – 160 slides

o Part II – 97 slides

o Part III – 88 slides

This is a fact review game for the novel, Catching Fire, based on the game, 5 Second Rule. Students have 10 Seconds to give an answer(s) to a question. Time to respond could be determined by the teacher. Students may play with a partner, small group, or whole class teams.

Grade Level Appropriateness

Grades 7-9

Zip Files Includes 5 PDF and 4 PowerPoint Files

1 Catching Fire Teacher Discussion Guide PDF

2 Catching Fire Student Literary Log PDF

2 Catching Fire Student Bookmarks PDF

4 Catching Fire Prompts PowerPoint

5 Catching Fire Prompts PowerPoint Teacher Guide PDF

6 Catching Fire Fact Review Game Part I PowerPoint

7 Catching Fire Fact Review Game Part II PowerPoint

8 Catching Fire Fact Review Game Part III PowerPoint

9 Catching Fire PowerPoint Fact Check Game Teacher Guide PDF

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