8.29.2011

Hunger Games

For those of you who (like me) are sad about not having a Hunger Games book to kick-off the school year, now that the trilogy is complete, here are some activities to hold you over until the movie debut.

First, if you haven't seen the Hunger Games movie mini-trailer from MTV Video Music Awards, then run, don't walk, (well really just click) to see the brief but suspenseful footage.

Then, skip over to Scholastic's UK Hunger Games page to play some choose-your-own-adventure style games.
The text-based games are exciting, and will keep students reading longer than they realize while building interest in the book series.  The site also has cool trailers for each of Collins' three books.

Scholastic's U.S. site also offers several downloads related to the series, including a Catching Fire bookmark
and recordings of Suzanne Collins reading excerpts from The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.

If all that's not enough, iTunes is offering a free download of Rue's mockingjay call.  Be forewarned, the four-note whistle may leave you wanting more.

2 comments:

javaintheam said...

My teen book club ONLY reads dystopian lit and are huge Hunger Games fans. Here's a peak at our launch party for Mockingjay: http://textnjava.blogspot.com/2010/08/mockinjay-launch-party.html

PS Totally stealing your monster bowling, except I used crows and called it Scarecrow's Revenge! For 6-12 kids. Thanks!

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Hey Amber, still haven't bought the books yet, was checking them out at Amazon.