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Four Resources for Teaching Divergent

Four Resources for Teaching Divergent

If you’re delving into the Teengagement® Unit of Study Divergent in the coming days and weeks, either as a companion piece to the novel Divergent or alone, the following are four engaging resources that you might choose to use in your classroom … Continue reading

Teaching Divergent: Building Background Knowledge

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My students’ reading list doesn’t yet include Divergent, and most aren’t motivated to read it on their own. Although some may see the film, if I want to teach the Teengagement® Divergent Unit in my classes I’ll have to build … Continue reading

Hunger Games Mini-Lesson: Theme

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Collaborative Student Investigators CSI Theme Detectives Tasks The task for your investigative team is to analyze the novel to determine its primary theme. In order to do this, follow these instructions: Read PowerPoint slides to review the meaning of theme. … Continue reading

Hunger Games Mini-lesson: Vocabulary

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Previously, we discussed using the Hunger Games series as a vehicle for teaching teens about the THEMES of utopian and dystopian literature. However, educators are responsible for having multiple balls in the air at any one time, and two of … Continue reading

Hunger Games Mini-lesson: Literary Genres

Hunger Games Lesson Genres

Aside from being a wildly popular novel trilogy and now a series of movies, the Hunger Games series offers teachers fertile ground for ethical questions focusing on survival vs. humanity.  Additionally, we can incorporate standards-based instruction throughout our lessons.

Determine Meanings of Words

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Teengagement® Targeted Intervention Lessons (TILs) are a collection of mini lessons aligned to … Continue reading

Integrate Content in Different Media

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. Teengagement® Targeted Intervention Lessons (TILs) are a collection of mini lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Each lesson explicitly targets … Continue reading

Evaluate Argument: Validity of Reasoning

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. Teengagement® Targeted Intervention Lessons (TILs) are a collection of mini lessons aligned to the … Continue reading

Interpret Words and Phrases: Context Clues and Connotation

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Teengagement® Targeted Intervention Lessons (TILs) are a collection of mini lessons aligned to … Continue reading

Word Choice Shapes Meaning and Tone

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text and how word choice shapes meaning or tone. Teengagement® Targeted Intervention Lessons (TILs) are a collection of mini lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Each lesson explicitly targets … Continue reading