Due : Essay #2 and we start
New teams today!
Ngo: focused concept: definitions;
Writing, if time permits!
Form new teams of 4
or 5 members
You must change at
least half of your
team after each
You may never have
a new team
composed of more
than 50% of any
Raise your hand if
you need help
forming a complete
Discuss the words on the next slide for three minutes
and prepare to compete
Each team will send one member to the board in
rotation. Everybody must take a turn in rotation.
I will read a definition. The first team member to write
the correct definition on the board scores a point for their
Teams earn participation points for each correct answer
Today we will carry points forward to the discussion
portion of class. The team with the highest score at the
end of the class earns not only the glory of winning but
also five additional participation points.
It Still Exists”
Discuss this essay with your
teammates (5-7 minutes)
and answer the following
First, briefly summarize the story
What is the concept about which Ngo writes?
Which extended anecdote does Ngo use to
help explain the concept?
What is his thesis?
How does he define and classify his concept?
Which are Categories? What are the
Find examples of each of his classified
How does he define his concept?
• Survival: Vietnamese
o Ate people as they died on the
• Dietary: Miyanmin (both
o Eats their own dead and catches
• Religious/Ritual: African
tribe of the Bimin-
o Eat parts of genitalia to enhance
• Survival: Japanese troops’
supply lines cut
o Sacrificed Arapesh people to feed
• Dietary: Leopard people;
o Hunt victims
Bangalas and South
o To honor those held in high-
esteem, they sacrifice slaves and
Ngo has written
a concept essay
Use this essay as a model for you own!
• Topic: Write an essay
about a concept from The
Hunger Games that
interests you and that you
want to study further.
When you have a good
understanding of the
concept you have
chosen, explain it to your
carefully what they might
already know about it and
how your essay might
add to what they know.
125 points possible
MLA-style formatting and
Works Cited page must
include three entries: The
Hunger Games, A
Dictionary or other
defining source, and a
book or article from a
Consider two topics from The Hunger
Games for your essay.
Hunger, Cold, Friendship, Safety,
Justice, Fair play, Class, Game,
Play, Power, Identity, Strength,
Competition, Sacrifice, Spectacle,
Schadenfreude (happiness derived
from others’ misfortunes), Fear,
Privilege, Equality, Legal, Skill, or?
for those concepts,
sketching out what
you already know!
Post # 21
Finish and post your concept paragraphs.
find two different definitions for one of your
Your Friday class will focus on other concept