Hunger Games: the Dystopian genre

Fresh off the Hunger Games movie, we knew the school year was going to start off with a flurry of interest in the book. Even though we had many copies, we knew the series would  fly off the shelves, so we made a read-alike display. Using a movie reel, a Hunger Games poster and DVD box, we pulled similar dystopian-themed titles. This display was emptied almost everyday with kids snatching up the books – luckily this is a well-stocked genre!

As part of our school-wide Common Core emphasis, I featured a little vocabulary definition on the backside of the display:

dys-to-pi-a

(dis-toh-pee-ah)

noun:

an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives.

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