Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, is one of my favorite books to teach. The students are in love with The Hunger Games, and still have enough questions – what Mockingjay eventually answers. Catching Fire is in the middle. The audience worries about the characters and we’re unsure of where the events will lead us.
Since the book is loved by students, I am again making grammar tools from powerful and popular portions of the book. This combination of grammar and literature works for my students; they begin to see grammar as an interesting topic, a part of what they read. This accompaniment is intended to be taught as the book is read.
I started creating my unit for this series as I am learning to use Illustrator. My teacher has a career in marketing and while the program is difficult, I am having fun.
I’ve written before about the power of teaching grammar in literature. Students see grammar for what it really is – words used in different ways! Plus, they don’t have to read boring sentences. Nothing of the Hunger Games series is boring, and my students don’t complain about studying grammar this way.
My first product for the Catching Fire grammar series is a forever freebie. My students enjoy this I hope yours do too!