Introduce, teach, and assess students as they read the novel Mocking Jay
with this teacher guide! Use this guide to work on reading comprehension, analysis, and to check-in on students' understanding.
This literature teaching guide for Mocking Jay
is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes strategic reading lessons that focus on both the individual volume and the series. There are over 50 separate strategies in the series for deeper understanding and meaning.
In addition to lessons that focus on the standard elements of literature (plot, characterization, setting and mood, theme, diction, style, and narration), students are provided with the Choice Analysis Tool to help them gain a deep understanding of motivation in a complex and terrorized society. They are also offered the opportunity to use historical documents (e.g., the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence) as well as other works of literature and poetry to contextualize the trilogy.
This book also includes Writer’s Forums that guide students in writing while using the books in the series as a backdrop. A vocabulary feature in the final volume provides word study ideas for the entire series.
- Chapter-by-Chapter Teaching Guide
- Chapter Tests
- Common Core Standards Alignment
- Vocabulary List (Includes 700+ Words)
- Answer Key
The guide was designed to develop students’ appreciation for good literature and to improve reading comprehension. It focuses on reading strategies that help students construct meaning as they read, as well as make connections between and among texts. The strategies taught in each guide reflect the demands of the particular literature selection, and material can be adapted or skipped to suit both class focus and students’ developmental level, or even adapted for book club use.
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