Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Hunger Games

Being in Young Adult Literature and reading The Hunger Games brought many questions to my class about whether or not to teach this book in schools now with the new hype because of the movie release. The question  that arose, in relation to the Harry Potter, would the same thing that happen to us with Harry Potter happen this this generation with The Hunger Games? Will teachers teach this to death? Is that even possible? I think that not pushing the issue, actually giving your students the option to read this as a class novel could pose as a preventive measure. If students do not want to read it, don't force them to. If they want to make sure that the unit is fun and interactive, this way your lessons can live up to the book's amazement. I think this would be a great book to teach in the high school level but I would never want to be the teacher to ruin a good book that children are actually reading. What do you guys think? Would you teach this book in your classroom?    


  1. I was just questioning this the other day. I so badly wanted to teach this book in my classes BEFORE there became such a huge hype about it, now I'm not so sure. I think that there are definitely a lot you could do with it in class but I'm afraid that everyone will already know about it by then or will have just gone to see the movies so they won't read the books. I still haven't fully come to a decision if I really will or not.

  2. I wonder, not if it would be bad to teach with all the hype going on right now, but instead, when it would be GOOD to teach. Harry Potter, while the series has been "over" for awhile, is still prevalent. There are still Harry Potter weekends on ABC Family (not that I'm complaining!)and the movies are still in high demand. When will these "hyped" books become available to teach to our students? Does it matter that they are popular, and in movie form? These are truly, as they say in the Twitter world, #EnglishTeacherProblems .