Introduction: This activity is an independent, differentiated project for students to complete while reading The Hunger Games. Before beginning The Hunger Games class novel, give each student a Tic-Tac-Toe board. Discuss each of the options listed on the board. Explain to students that they will be reading The Hunger Games as a class novel. The Tic-Tac-Toe exercises will be due when students have finished reading the book.
Background of the Novel: The Hunger Games is a popular young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. Since its debut in 2008, students have been entranced with the story of 16-year-old Katniss who lives in the 12th District of Panem. Every year, one boy and one girl (ages 12-18) from each district are selected by lottery to fight in The Hunger Games. The chance to represent one’s district may sound glorious, but it is not—only one person from all of the districts is supposed to survive.
• Class set of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
• Tic-Tac-Toe board (1 per student)
• Drawing paper or mini-poster boards
* 3X5 index cards
I hope your students enjoy this differentiated project that supplements your other novel study lessons.
Duration: Students will work on this, along with other activities you plan, over the 2-3 weeks it takes to complete a novel study.
- Tonya Davis
The Hunger Games: "Let the Tic-Tac-Toe Begin!"
by Tonya Davis
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