AGENDA Quiz: Vocabulary (chapters 1-4) Discussion: The Hunger Games: Characters and Events Presentation: Essay #2 In-Class Writing: page 46 SMG 1. Beginning with a quotation/transitioning to your remembered event.
QUIZ The quiz covers the words from Chapters 1-4. You will have 15 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 18 words. Vocabulary quizzes are worth 125 points of your grade. There will be 5 vocabulary quizzes.
The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Rue Gale Hawthorne Haymitch Abernathy Peeta Mellark Cinna Prim Everdeen Effie Trinket Mrs. EverdeenIn groups of three or four, make a list of one or more important experienceseach of these characters has. What kind of emotion does each provoke? Can yourelate to any one of these experiences?
The Writing AssignmentUsing The Hunger Games as your starting point, writean essay about an event in your life that will engagereaders and that will, at the same time, help themunderstand the significance of the event. Tell your storydramatically and vividly in 750-1000 words.
The Goal: Writing a Good IntroductionThe Strategy: Choose a provocative or interesting quotation (four typed lines or more) from The Hunger Games and integrate it into your introduction. You can start with the quotation, or you can work it in after a few sentences. Summarize what is happening in the novel at the point of your quotation, and then explain the context (particular setting) for the quotation. This is important because it sets up the connection to your own experience. Then, write a transition paragraph, making a connection between the quotation and the event in your life. Your thesis sentence will likely be the sentence in which you clearly make that connection (we will talk more about theses in our next meeting).
How Despicable We Must Seem Before the opening ceremonies, Katniss meets with her stylist, Cinna, to prepare. Cinna pressesa button and a fancy meal of “Chicken and chunks of oranges cooked in a creamy sauce laid on abed of pearly white grain, tiny green peas and onions, rolls shaped like flowers, and for dessert, apudding the color of honey” appears (65). Katniss thinks about how difficult it would be to get ameal like this in District 12: What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at thepress of a button? How would I spend the hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if it were so easy to come by? What do they do all day, these people in the Capitol, besides decorating their bodies and waiting around for a new shipment of tributes to roll in and die for their entertainment? I look up and find Cinna‟s eyes trained on mine. „How despicable we must seem to you,‟ he says. (65)Katniss doesn‟t respond to Cinna‟s statement, but she agrees in her head. “He‟s right, though. Thewhole rotten lot of them is despicable” (65). Although our world does not really consist of a Capitol and many districts, there are still somepeople who live more comfortably than others. For people like me who live in privilege, life iseasy. Food is readily available if I want to eat. Outside of school, I don‟t really have manyresponsibilities. I don‟t have to worry about how I will survive day to day. My family has told meon many occasions to think about how lucky I am to live the way I do. In other countries, life ishard. In Africa, children starve to death as a result of famine and poverty. People my age in somecountries are working more than my parents do. Katniss‟s disgust for the extravagant Capitol issimilar to the disgust I felt for myself when I listened to an account of one man‟s visit to factories inChina.
Make a Quick Narrative Ladder: Where and when did your event take place? • Setting • Rising action • Climax • Resolution
HOMEWORK Post #8: Finish and post your narrative ladder Post #9 Choose a provocative or interesting quotation (four typed lines or more) from The Hunger Games Summarize what is happening in the novel at the point of your quotation, and then explain the context (particular setting) for the quotation. Then, write a transition paragraph, making a connection between the quotation and the event in your life. Bring: HG and SMG; bring a hard copy of your writing