This set of chapter extension stations is designed to chunk concepts such as theme, symbolism, and character analysis and present them in a visually appealing and engaging way for students. These are used in lieu of reading guides as a way to build upon comprehension and strengthen students' ability to analyze the deeper meaning/implications of a text.
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.
While there are some components of basic comprehension, most of the stations are open ended, requiring students to justify their answers with textual evidence and personal experience/opinions.
Following the station work, full-class discussions should be employed to make sure all students are exposed to the material in each station.
I recommend using each packet after reading a set of three chapters.