Friday, March 23, 2012

Hunger Games

I created the picture using a inverse selection and
Gaussian blur filter in Photoshop from this image.

Once a long time ago, I had students write haiku about characters from our shared reading. I forget where I got the idea, but they are quick, fun and a good review in class. Here are a few my son and I wrote after this afternoon's Hunger Games movie adventure

Katniss Everdeen
bow wielding courage saves her
for another day

*              *              *

Whistles the Mockingjay
Sounds of safety from the trees
Take care! Surprise attack!

*              *              *

Girl on fire dancing
Running for safety, finds it
Spies on the Careers

I liked the film, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Watch the filming effects. Notice the lights. Marvel at the soundtrack. See the movie. Now, back to re-reading the book!

I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers


  1. The Hunger Games haikus are great! My 7th graders read the novel for their summer reading assignment, so we will be going to watch the film as a class. Hmm... writing haikus will be a terrific post-movie writing task.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Mandy @ The Chockboard

  2. Love the haikus, too. I am just about finished with the book, then I will see the movie. I wil take your advice--watch the lights and listen to the soundtrack. Thanks.

  3. Still debating whether to see the movie. Loved the haikus.

  4. It's great how you and your son worked on this together!