CLARK — Seventh grade reading students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark are participating in an interactive unit based on the best-selling young adult novel, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. The popular novel has been made into a major motion picture, set to release next month.
Students are taking part in activities that enable them to live as the characters in the novel do while applying reading and analytical skills. The unit—designed by seventh grade teacher Nicole Mailloux—guides students through the process of choosing, styling, and prepping “tributes” for The Hunger Games. Students earn points through completing various cross-curricular activities in their districts that will be used in conjunction with a culminating final event where students from three separate reading classes will compete against each other in a mock Hunger Games. Parents and peers are invited into school watch and cheer on their favorite team as they compete March 22 after school in the Carl H. Kumpf School cafeteria.
Students in Ms. Mailloux’s Reading class designed t-shirts and outfits for their districts’ tributes which were featured in a mock opening ceremony and interview session based on Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games.” Pictured from left to right are: Back Row: Michael Brennan, Jonathan Rico, Ryan Koppel, Hart Tecson, and Nicole Mailloux. Front row: Jessica McClosky, Michelle Kapalova, Gina Ferdinandi, and Kaitlin Ciuba. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)