Teacher Guide

The Hunger Games Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Please note that this lesson plan focuses only on the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. Students who have read the whole series may have additional insights and opinions based on Mockingjay and Catching Fire, but try to encourage them to treat this text as if it exists as a stand-alone novel.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays. For the sake of improving the power of expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class, this time in the more formal writing style expected in a literary essay. However, students should never be discouraged from choosing...

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