How some teachers are using "The Hunger Games" in lessons

03/22/2012 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Middle-school teachers say they are using the popularity of "The Hunger Games" series to teach literary concepts, such as plot, climax and conflict. Educators say the book is especially useful in engaging reluctant readers in literature. "When I have a kid who comes in the classroom and hates reading and hates language arts, and I see them with this book and not want to stop reading ... it is a very satisfying experience that this is something that brought these kids into the world of literature," said Andrea Garnett, a seventh-grade teacher.

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