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Students will write a multi-paragraph essay comparing the Hunger Games to the real world.

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Assignment Details

Throughout our reading of The Hunger Games, we have been discussing connections between the society in the novel and society in our own lives. For this multi-paragraph assignment, you will explore some of these connections in more detail.  

Before you begin your paper, plan out your points for discussion.

You may either choose one of the following approaches to the paper:

  1.  Choose ONE of the themes below in detail.  You will write THREE body paragraphs about this single theme.
  2.  Choose THREE of the themes below in detail. You will write ONE body paragraph about EACH of these themes, for a  total of THREE body paragraphs.

THEMES CHOICES:

  • government corruption
  • obsession with body/image 
  • desensitization to violence
  • hunger/poverty
  • disparity between rich and poor
  • exploitation of children 
  • obsession with/control of the media (reality TV)
  • a theme of your choice where you see a connection between HG and the world

Remember, you must score at least “partially proficient” in all categories to be done with this assignment.

 

Requirements

  • Introduction with thesis statement
  • at least 3 body paragraphs, which each include:
    • topic sentence, quote sandwich, clincher
    • in-text citations
  • Conclusion 
  • 12 pt Times New Roman font, double spaced

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Targets and Competencies

Learning Targets:

1.1 I can write arguments to support claims using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.  This includes introducing a precise claim 

(thesis statement), recognizing the opposing opinion, supporting claims with strong evidence and explanation and drawing a conclusion.

3.4  I can properly cite information in order to avoid plagiarism.

5.1 I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.