In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit? Set, we combine 3 novel study guides featuring novels written by Suzanne Collins.
Each guide divides the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
About Gregor the Overlander:
Gregor the Overlander is a story of a fantastical world deep beneath the surface of the earth. Gregor is home alone in New York City watching his baby sister and grandmother. After his sister falls through a grate in the basement, Gregor follows her deep underground into a new world. The Underland is filled with humans whose skin is almost see-through, giant bats, rats, mice, and fireflies. A conflict between the human city of Regalia and the rats is creating panic among the inhabitants. It's not until a prophecy is revealed that Gregor finds himself involved in plans to save the Underland. Gregor the Overlander is an epic story of fantasy and destiny.
About The Hunger Games:
The Hunger Games is a story about a dystopian society and a young girl's sacrifice to keep her family safe. Told from the perspective of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic nation called Panem. The nation consists of a rich Capitol and 12 surrounding poor districts. Every year, an event known as The Hunger Games is held. One boy and one girl from each district is selected by lottery to compete in the battle to the death, with only one person standing. The story begins in District 12, where the lottery chooses Primrose to compete. In an effort to protect her sister, Katniss volunteers, taking her place. The story then follows Katniss as she journeys to the Capitol and enters the Hunger Games.
About Catching Fire:
Catching Fire follows the events surrounding the dramatic end to The Hunger Games. Katniss and Peeta return home to District 12, where life is much different than when they left. Katniss is reunited with her family, but finds herself distant from Gale and Peeta. When it's time for their Victory Tour, Katniss and Peeta must once again put on a show for the citizens of Panem. During this tour, it becomes clear to both that their display in the arena ignited a rebellion against the Capitol. Katniss now must convince both President Snow and Panem that she is deeply in love with Peeta in order to prove her actions in the games were that of love and not of defiance. With the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Games looming, Katniss learns that her days in the arena are far from over.
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