Plot Diagram | The Hunger Games Summary
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Plot Diagrams and Narrative ArcsCommon Core Standards
- [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content
- [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/3] Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences
- [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/5] Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10)
A common use for Storyboard That is to help students create a plot diagram of the events from a story. Not only is this a great way to teach the parts of the plot, but it reinforces major events and help students develop greater understanding of literary structures.
Students can create a Hunger Games storyboard capturing the narrative arc in a work with a six-cell storyboard containing the major parts of the plot diagram. For each cell, have students create a scene that follows the book in sequence using: Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
Example The Hunger Games Plot Diagram
Katniss Everdeen lives in a dystopian future where the country is divided into twelve districts and the "Capitol". Katniss, who lives in the poorest of the districts, regularly sneaks out beyond the fence to poach what game she can for food or trade.
Most people in the districts struggle to survive. The people in the Capitol live a life of luxury and leisure. As a reminder of a failed rebellion in the past, the Capitol forces the districts to participate in the Hunger Games, in which twenty-four teenagers kill one another to survive.
During the selection of Hunger Games participants, called the Reaping, Katniss' younger sister Prim is selected to be the female tribute from District 12. Katniss volunteers to take her place to save her sister.
Katniss and Peeta enter the deadly Hunger Games after a short stay in the Capitol where they trained and were put on display for the public.
Katniss surprises viewers and Game Makers alike with her quick thinking and unexpected acts of compassion. Katniss and Peeta win over the hearts of the viewers because of their "romance."
The Game Makers reverse the decision to allow two winners from the same district. Katniss and Peeta pretend to nearly eat poisonous nightlock berries in order to beat the Game Makers at their own game. Because the Capitol needs a winner for the Hunger Games, both Katniss and Peeta are declared winners.
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Create a visual plot diagram of The Hunger Games.
- Separate the story into the Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
- Create an image that represents an important moment or set of events for each of the story components.
- Write a description of each of the steps in the plot diagram.
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